With a new home, Haymarket Opera, DeShong mark the Lenten season with Bach

If the diving stock market, the spreading coronavirus and ceaseless political […]

Feb 29, 2020
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With two debuts, CSO presents a rare Northern night of Nielsen and Sibelius

It says something about the conservatism of Chicago Symphony Orchestra programming […]

Feb 28, 2020
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Divas duel delightfully in entertaining Music of the Baroque program

Vocal works of Handel and Mozart are not exactly terra incognita […]

Feb 25, 2020
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With Bloom’s subtle artistry, a low instrument soars high in CSO premiere

It’s a fair bet that most of the people who packed […]

Feb 21, 2020
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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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