Performances

Yuja rocks a full house with keyboard fireworks and artistry

Yuja Wang. Superstar. With apologies to Webber and Rice, the song […]

Feb 18, 2020
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Tchaikovsky trashed: Lyric audience dealt a losing hand by disastrous staging of “Queen of Spades”

If necrophilia is your thing, Lyric Opera has a show for […]

Feb 17, 2020
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Lyric Opera’s tepid “Butterfly” takes belated flight

Sunday’s wintry weather made it an inviting proposition to  settle into […]

Feb 10, 2020
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Piffaro joins Newberry Consort to explore the world of Isabella d’Este

The Newberry Consort concluded its second concert series of the season […]

Feb 10, 2020
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COT’s trivial “Freedom Ride” reduces Civil Rights heroes to soap opera cliches

As the cast took their curtain calls following the world premiere […]

Feb 09, 2020
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Violinist Hagen lights up Illinois Philharmonic’s Tchaikovsky night

On Saturday night the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra offered an all-Tchaikovsky program […]

Feb 09, 2020
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JACK Quartet’s artistry illuminates the darkness of Haas quartet

Do something different and they will come. That maxim is lost […]

Feb 08, 2020
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Tenor’s impressive debut highlights magnificent Mascagni from Muti, CSO

Snow blanketed much of downtown Chicago Thursday night. But at Orchestra […]

Feb 07, 2020
at 3:14 pm
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MIC’s George Crumb Festival closes with a varied feast

Amid season-long cycles commemorating the anniversaries of bygone musical monoliths, it is easy […]

Feb 02, 2020
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George Crumb Festival opens with a triumphant foray into the composer’s delicate, haunting soundscapes

During the 1970s, George Crumb hit the contemporary music scene like […]

Feb 01, 2020
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