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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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 Symphony […]

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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