Performances

CSO and Joffrey join forces for two ballet premieres

On Thursday night at Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and […]

Nov 11, 2022
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Women spark “Don Carlos” to elevate Lyric’s low-voltage Verdi

First, the good news. Chicago opera audiences are finally getting an […]

Nov 10, 2022
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Rough edges need polishing in new opera of cult film “La Jetée”

It seems rather presumptuous of Access Contemporary Music and Chicago Fringe […]

Nov 09, 2022
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Tetzlaff delivers combustible Bartók, Gardner glowing Vaughan Williams with CSO

Thursday night’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert, directed by Edward Gardner, brought […]

Nov 04, 2022
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Newberry Consort enters a new era with rich program highlighting singer Europa di Rossi

In its first concert with Liza Malamut at the helm, the […]

Oct 29, 2022
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Quatuor Diotima opens French festival with sterling Debussy and a quiet blast of modernism

The opening program of Quatuor Diotima’s “Music from Paris” festival may […]

Oct 27, 2022
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Thielemann makes a triumphant return, leading CSO in thrilling and majestic Bruckner

On the way to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert Thursday night, […]

Oct 21, 2022
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Apollo’s Fire strikes sparks with exuberant take on Monteverdi “Vespers”

It’s been a very good autumn in Chicago for Baroque and […]

Oct 17, 2022
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Chicago Philharmonic opens season with lively works by composers of color  

The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra seems to have found its stride. Teetering […]

Oct 14, 2022
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Quigley returns to Music of the Baroque with impressive stand, from Praetorius to C.P.E. Bach

Five works—four of them rarities—a collaboration with a dance troupe, a […]

Oct 10, 2022
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