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“Animals” far too tame at Grant Park’s Family Night

Wednesday night was Family Night at Millennium Park, as conductor Norman […]

Aug 12, 2021
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Conlon returns to Ravinia with a mixed evening of Mozart

Former Ravinia Festival music director James Conlon returned on Friday night […]

Aug 07, 2021
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DeYoung, Murphy illuminate dark songs at Ravinia

Three yearning protagonists mourned their missing beloveds on Thursday night at […]

Aug 06, 2021
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Zukerman returns to Ravinia for double-duty act with CSO

Ravinia’s vocal cicadas welcomed back Pinchas Zukerman, as he led a […]

Jul 30, 2021
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Illinois Philharmonic winds most in synch with Mozart

Complementing their all-strings season-opener back in October, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Jan 24, 2021
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A modern gem highlights Marlboro’s mixed program at Mandel Hall

A month ago, the classical music world was dealt a great […]

Mar 07, 2020
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Classical and popular songs gracefully rendered by Fourth Coast Ensemble

As the title of their program suggested, Fourth Coast Ensemble colored […]

Mar 03, 2020
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Barber’s “Knoxville” the high point in Chicago Ensemble’s Americana survey

It was an all-American start to 2020 for the Chicago Ensemble […]

Jan 20, 2020
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Newberry Consort mixes the sacred and secular with flair in “A Mexican Christmas”

If Baroque + Christmas = Handel in your mind, then Friday […]

Dec 07, 2019
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With a new tenor, Fourth Coast Ensemble offers an offbeat mix

Saturday evening at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center, while Third […]

Oct 14, 2019
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