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Zafa Collective opens new year with virtuosic diversity

Upstart new music ventures, like the works they perform, can be […]

Jan 07, 2019
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Chamber Music Society brings great polish, less spontaneity to Bach’s Brandenburgs

Christmas in Chicago means some inevitable things: Christkindlmarkt will clog up […]

Dec 21, 2018
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Two fine singers vie with uninspired score in “When Adonis Calls”

When it comes to gay and non-gender-conforming narratives in opera, not […]

Dec 09, 2018
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Chicago Ensemble explores new chamber music in “Discover America”

The composer’s life isn’t an easy one. Just ask the 406 […]

Nov 25, 2018
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Chicago composers display an array of individual voices at MusicNow

When it comes to new music, Chicago need not be the […]

Nov 20, 2018
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Fiterstein, colleagues bring light to musical darkness at Mandel Hall

Despite the cheery billing (“Alexander Fiterstein and Friends”), the chamber musicians […]

Nov 17, 2018
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Two remarkable debuts highlight CSO’s mostly Russian program

Besides Russian late-Romantic sumptuousness, if there was a common thread to […]

Nov 16, 2018
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Muti, CSO turn tragedy into spiritual transcendence with Verdi “Requiem”

If this week’s tragic news from California of yet another mass […]

Nov 09, 2018
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Rowdy and wry, “Will Kemp” returns to Newberry Consort

Steven Player has become something of a fall fixture in Chicago’s […]

Oct 20, 2018
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Third Eye cast and staging impress in musically uneven “Patience & Sarah”

It’s 1816, and a small Connecticut town is in for a […]

Oct 06, 2018
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