Performances

Beethoven among friends with Ma, Ax, and Kavakos

The Beethoven Express continues to accelerate down the highway.  Chicago is […]

Mar 03, 2020
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Classical and popular songs gracefully rendered by Fourth Coast Ensemble

As the title of their program suggested, Fourth Coast Ensemble colored […]

Mar 03, 2020
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Trifonov’s rare artistry illuminates Bach’s rarely heard “Art of Fugue”

If the 60-degree weather on Sunday offered hope that another Chicago […]

Mar 02, 2020
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Gardiner, ORR shed revelatory light on Beethoven symphonies

Beethoven’s nine symphonies are part of the bedrock of the orchestral […]

Mar 01, 2020
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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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