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Dudok Quartet steps outside the canon for inspired Winter Chamber Music Festival performance

With two and a half centuries of literature by most of […]

Jan 20, 2020
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Chicago Philharmonic’s jazzed-up program proves a mixed holiday bag

Tis the season when cozy familiarity is prized above all, and […]

Dec 09, 2019
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Kirov, IPO and Birsan give thoughtful advocacy to Mahler, Thomas

In just his third season with the Illinois Philharmonic, conductor Stilian […]

Nov 18, 2019
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Grant Park musicians downsize for folk-flavored program in South Shore

Many of the most memorable Grant Park Orchestra concerts feature unjustly […]

Jul 09, 2019
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Eighth Blackbird serves up a varied menu of new music at Steppenwolf

Enterprising contemporary music ensembles have increasingly turned to alternative performance spaces […]

May 18, 2019
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Spektral Quartet serves music of the past and present with confidence

Chicago’s Spektral Quartet presented another concert Sunday that was designed in […]

Feb 18, 2019
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Trio Céleste makes impressive Mandel Hall debut

Much has been written about our current golden age of chamber […]

Jan 12, 2019
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Glover leads MOB in a meticulous and exuberant “Christmas Oratorio”

It’s hard to consider Bach’s Christmas Oratorio without first putting his […]

Nov 26, 2018
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Cox leads Grant Park Orchestra in lighter works by Beethoven, Haydn

The Grant Park Orchestra experience often includes generous doses of the […]

Jul 19, 2018
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Brahms, Shostakovich and retooled Dvořák mingle at the North Shore Chamber Festival

With an embarrassment of repertorial riches at their disposal, chamber musicians […]

Jun 16, 2018
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