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Alltop is the conductor who saved Christmas for Music of the Baroque 

When Music of the Baroque’s founder Thomas Wikman inaugurated the group’s […]

Dec 16, 2023
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Apollo Chorus’s “Messiah” bedeviled by unholy acoustic

The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, now celebrating its 152nd season, has […]

Dec 10, 2023
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Apollo’s Fire serves up Irish holiday warmth with “Wassail!”

The Chicago Christmas concert calendar is in full cry, with ensembles […]

Dec 09, 2023
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Third Coast Percussion gives shining advocacy to epic Burritt premiere

Not getting nominated for Grammys seems to be a struggle for […]

Dec 06, 2023
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Wind soloists bring stylish verve to Music of the Baroque program

In opening remarks before Monday’s Music of the Baroque concert at […]

Nov 21, 2023
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Apollo’s Fire takes a varied and rewarding journey to Venice

The Cleveland-based Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire continues to expand its Chicago […]

Nov 12, 2023
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Apollo’s Fire opens Chicago season with gripping, of-the-moment Handel

The Ohio-based early music ensemble Apollo’s Fire opened their third season […]

Oct 20, 2023
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MOB honors founder Wikman, offers vibrant Vivaldi

Music of the Baroque founder Thomas Wikman died last week at […]

Oct 17, 2023
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Lubman leads Grossman Ensemble in thrilling contemporary fare

In 2016, Augusta Read Thomas founded the Chicago Center for Contemporary […]

Oct 01, 2023
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Newberry Consort’s artistry upstaged in ramshackle season opener

The Newberry Consort opened its 37th season Friday night at Hyde […]

Sep 23, 2023
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