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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Tenor Prégardien to light a path through Schubert’s darkest lieder

Christoph Prégardien is on a rare American tour, which will bring …

Feb 13, 2018
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COT to take a walk on the Gothic side with “Elizabeth Cree”

On some level, every opera is a fantasy. After all, most …

Feb 07, 2018
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CSO’s low brass rise to top billing with Higdon concerto premiere

At a rehearsal room at Symphony Center members of the Chicago …

Jan 31, 2018
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War, remembrance and “Aida” on tap in CSO’s 2018-19 season

One thing you can say for the 2018-19 season of the …

Jan 30, 2018
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Top Ten Performances of 2017

1. Monteverdi 450 Festival. John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and …

Dec 22, 2017
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Back to the Future: Leila Josefowicz finds fresh treasure in arrangements and rarities

Leila Josefowicz doesn’t appear to be a revolutionary. The violinist’s debut …

Nov 01, 2017
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“Play Like Crazy!”: Ligeti series kicks off Friday at UC Presents

In everyone’s life comes a metaphorical gateway drug, something that expands …

Oct 17, 2017
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MusicNOW series to lead off 20th anniversary season with a rich retrospective

MusicNOW–the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary chamber series, which opens its 20th …

Sep 27, 2017
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