Grant Park Festival’s massive Jumbotron upstages the music

Over the course of Chicago’s 186-year history there may have been […]

Aug 15, 2019
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His Majesty’s Men span the centuries, from Byrd to a world premiere

St. John Cantius Church got a royal visit Saturday night when […]

Aug 11, 2019
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Kalmar, Grant Park colleagues provide a summer high point with Delius’s majestic “Mass of Life”

Some summer music festivals are content to serve up the same […]

Aug 10, 2019
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Gluzman’s commanding Bernstein highlights Grant Park Orchestra’s Harris program

In one sense, the Grant Park Orchestra is the easiest group […]

Aug 03, 2019
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Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra in exuberant American works

Before there was the American symphony, there was the American tone […]

Aug 01, 2019
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Goerne, Trifonov bring simpatico artistry to dark songs at Ravinia

One heartening constant in the wayward artistic fortunes of the Ravinia […]

Jul 30, 2019
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Previn’s texty swan song gets royal treatment from Fleming and friends in Ravinia premiere

Perhaps no recent premiere of a big new American chamber work […]

Jul 29, 2019
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Hometown soloists shine brightly; Danzmayr, Grant Park Orchestra deliver dramatic Dvořák

Contrasted program halves can provide bracing results, and such was the […]

Jul 27, 2019
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Gulda’s eclectic concerto gets game advocacy from French cellist

Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000) was something of an eccentric and possessed of […]

Jul 25, 2019
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Brabbins, Grant Park Orchestra master heat, humidity, and helicopters with rewarding program

The summer’s weather has become a dominant factor at the Grant […]

Jul 20, 2019
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