Music of the Baroque opens 50th anniversary season with polished and familiar Vivaldi

One has to give Music of the Baroque credit for perseverance […]

Jan 25, 2021
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Illinois Philharmonic winds most in synch with Mozart

Complementing their all-strings season-opener back in October, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Jan 24, 2021
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Top Five Performances of 2020

I had planned to take a pass on Chicago Classical Review’s annual […]

Dec 24, 2020
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Dover Quartet launches Beethoven cycle with quicksilver elegance

Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, nos. 1-6. Dover Quartet (Cedille, two […]

Dec 16, 2020
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Polenzani kicks off a virtual Vocal Arts DC season with strong program

After hearing last spring that most of their subscribers did not […]

Dec 02, 2020
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With Covid resurgent, Music of the Baroque revises its season again

Due to the fall resurgence of the novel coronavirus, Music of […]

Nov 05, 2020
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Haymarket Opera goes to Hollywood, opening 10th season with a filmic “Acis and Galatea”

For opera lovers, the live-music shutdown due to Covid-19 has been […]

Oct 31, 2020
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Evanston Chamber Music Festival provides musical warmth on a chilly afternoon

About two-dozen listeners assembled Saturday afternoon on the lawn of Evanston’s […]

Oct 25, 2020
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Illinois Philharmonic opens season in exhilarating form with strings attached

All of us who are waiting impatiently for the return of […]

Oct 18, 2020
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New Music Chicago celebrates 15th anniversary with pungent panache

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the carefully planned fall-winter […]

Oct 11, 2020
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