Montgomery premiere upstages the showpieces at Harris Theater

Thanks, Lollapalooza. Every summer when Chicago’s pop music extravaganza moves into […]

Aug 05, 2023
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Danzmayr returns to Grant Park Orchestra with mixed results

David Danzmayr was music director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra from […]

Aug 03, 2023
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A dazzling desert season bears rich fruit with Santa Fe Opera’s Debussy, Monteverdi

SANTA FE: Santa Fe Opera has served up a connoisseur’s season […]

Jul 31, 2023
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A neglected American masterpiece and a commanding solo debut at Grant Park

With about three weeks of concerts remaining for the 2023 edition […]

Jul 27, 2023
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Two contrasted yet equally moving meditations on loss at Grant Park Music Festival

The trend at summer music festivals is to favor relatively light […]

Jul 22, 2023
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Opera Festival of Chicago serves up an arresting “Attila”

The Opera Festival of Chicago’s advertisements for their production of Verdi’s […]

Jul 21, 2023
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Russian rarities take flight at the Grant Park Music Festival

Russian music is an ineradicable mainstay of summer concert rituals and […]

Jul 20, 2023
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CSO, Alsop present an evening with the Mahlers at Ravinia

Wednesday night’s program at the Ravinia Festival was fittingly called “Meet […]

Jul 20, 2023
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Fried swansong proves a moving occasion at Ravinia

Miriam Fried is a force of nature. Born in 1946, her […]

Jul 16, 2023
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Edusei excels in impressive Grant Park Orchestra debut

For those at Millennium Park on Wednesday when a volatile mixture […]

Jul 15, 2023
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