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Bell, CSO make worthy case for quintuple-composer “Elements”

As awful as it was, the Covid-19 lockdown did have one […]

Jun 14, 2024
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Heggie’s brief “Before It All Goes Dark” makes a moving impact in Chicago premiere

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s latest collaboration made its […]

May 27, 2024
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Third Coast Percussion puts on spectacle with Montgomery, She-e Wu

Third Coast Percussion’s concert on Friday night at DePaul University’s Holtschneider Performance Center […]

May 04, 2024
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COT’s “Book of Mountains and Seas” provides a unique theatrical experience but it’s not opera, Doc

Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Huang Ruo’s Book of Mountains and Seas Friday […]

Jan 27, 2024
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Lakeview Orchestra shines in colorful “French Connections” 

The Lakeview Orchestra once again distinguished itself as Chicago’s premiere non-professional […]

Oct 16, 2023
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Whimsy, improvisation kick off Impromptu Fest 

New Music Chicago opened the fourth edition of its Impromptu Fest […]

Sep 13, 2023
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Chicago Chorale adds jewel to crown of English choral gems

The Chicago Chorale provided a tidy survey of English choral gems […]

Jun 11, 2023
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Apollo’s Fire wraps Chicago season in lively style with music of exile

When you attend an Apollo’s Fire concert, you know you’re in […]

Mar 13, 2023
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Gender and German get some updating in Northwestern Opera Theater’s “Magic Flute” 

Men and women, day and night, hot and cold, left brain […]

Feb 25, 2023
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Montero pushes Music of the Baroque with a spirited Mozart

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero proved an energetic foil, and then some, […]

Jan 22, 2023
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