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Singers shipwrecked by staging in Lyric Opera’s disastrous “Dutchman” 

One entered the Civic Opera House Saturday night hoping that, similar […]

Sep 24, 2023
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September 26

Chicago Symphony OrchestraRiccardo Muti, conductorLiadov: The Enchanted LakeStravinsky: The Firebird SuiteBrahms: […]

Sep 23, 2023
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Stellar soloists, chorus provide highlights in MOB’s contrasted season opener

These early days of a new fall season have been a […]

Sep 19, 2023
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CSO, musicians union reach agreement on new contract

UPDATED. The last time the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians’ contract was […]

Sep 18, 2023
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Freud to depart Lyric Opera two years early at end of this season

Anthony Freud will depart Lyric Opera at the end of the […]

Sep 13, 2023
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CSO hires a new principal horn and a bevy of basses

Five new musicians will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra next week […]

Sep 12, 2023
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Critic’s Choice for 2023-24

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman. Lyric Opera. September 23-October 7.  Lyric Opera […]

Sep 04, 2023
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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra wrap season with a delightfully devilish finale

The Grant Park Music Festival usually closes its summer season with […]

Aug 19, 2023
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Hahn delivers gleaming performance of Ysaÿe sonatas

Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin. Hilary Hahn. Deutsche Grammophon (CD). […]

Aug 08, 2023
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September 23

John Henry Crawford, cellistVictor Santiago Asuncion, pianistMusic of Gershwin, Barber, Rachmaninoff […]

Aug 08, 2023
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