Prepping for Beethoven 250 birthday bash: A selective CD guide

“After Beethoven,” Benjamin Britten famously wrote, “came the rot.” He had […]

Sep 17, 2019
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Critic’s Choice for 2019-20

Collaborative Works Festival: “The Living.” September 5-8. The Collaborative Arts Institute […]

Aug 20, 2019
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Marking ten years of CCR with a note of gratitude

It was ten years ago today that I launched Chicago Classical […]

May 08, 2019
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Human drama to the fore in COT’s Chicago premiere of “Moby-Dick”

More than 150 years after Moby-Dick was published, successful adaptations of […]

Apr 22, 2019
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CSO musicians, management need to end strike now–for the good of Chicago and themselves

Hopes were dashed once again when, after a long weekend of […]

Apr 10, 2019
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A tragic expedition and a world premiere on tap in COT’s 2019-20 season

Chicago Opera Theater announced its 2019-20 season Wednesday evening, one that […]

Mar 13, 2019
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Top Ten Performances of 2018

1. Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Lyric Opera. Mozart’s final collaboration with […]

Dec 24, 2018
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Opera Atelier to make Chicago debut with French Baroque double bill

The many masters of Baroque music—composers who flourished throughout Europe between […]

Nov 12, 2018
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At a career height, Matthew Polenzani is still looking for new paths to explore

“Are you kidding me?” Matthew Polenzani’s answer is instantaneous and heartfelt. […]

Oct 16, 2018
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Composer Missy Mazzoli hopes to bring new voices to MusicNOW

By any measure, 2018 is already a banner year for American […]

Oct 14, 2018
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