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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Critic Picks for 2018-19 season

2018-19 is shaping up as one of the least adventurous seasons […]

Aug 22, 2018
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Yes, celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. But what about other, better American composers?

If you’ve been living in an adjacent galaxy for the past […]

Jul 11, 2018
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With best wishes and gratitude to John von Rhein on his retirement

This is the final week on the music beat for John […]

Jun 25, 2018
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Resonant Bodies Festival to bring array of experimental vocal music to Chicago

The phrase “resonant bodies” can mean many things—the sound of two […]

Apr 04, 2018
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