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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra make a gripping event out of Shostakovich’s tragic Eighth

It’s not all summer fun and games at Chicago’s teeming lakefront.  […]

Aug 12, 2023
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Fleming and Kissin enhance each other’s art in Orchestra Hall recital

On the face of it, pairing classical superstars Renée Fleming and […]

May 15, 2023
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MusicNOW’s bite-sized finale proves light on musical substance

The final concert of the 25th anniversary season of MusicNOW, Monday […]

Apr 25, 2023
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Paul Hillier, Bella Voce reunite to celebrate choir’s 40th anniversary in style

Andrew Lewis, artistic director of Bella Voce, could hardly have found […]

Mar 20, 2023
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Powerful Wolfe work highlights CSO program of women composers

Classical music lovers of a certain age will remember when it […]

Jan 07, 2023
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Remembering the renowned American composer and diarist Ned Rorem

News of the passing of Ned Rorem—the prolific American composer and […]

Nov 23, 2022
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Rough edges need polishing in new opera of cult film “La Jetée”

It seems rather presumptuous of Access Contemporary Music and Chicago Fringe […]

Nov 09, 2022
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Kalmar unearths intriguing rarity in GPO’s kaleidoscopic French program

With only two weeks remaining in the 2022 Grant Park Music […]

Aug 06, 2022
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Women conductors spotlighted in “Breaking Barriers” festival at Ravinia

Musical events under Marin Alsop’s direction this weekend at the Ravinia […]

Jul 30, 2022
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Bell, Grant Park forces shed brilliant light on a neglected Britten masterpiece

Carlos Kalmar must have particularly regretted having to bow out of […]

Jun 30, 2022
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