Gender and German get some updating in Northwestern Opera Theater’s “Magic Flute” 

Men and women, day and night, hot and cold, left brain […]

Feb 25, 2023
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Chicago Symphony does wonders for a pair of Schumann and Tchaikovsky orphans

Two unloved pieces by composers in the Western pantheon made up […]

Feb 24, 2023
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Lakeview Orchestra revives an American gem with Hanson symphony

One of the advantages of having other orchestras in Chicagoland beyond […]

Feb 20, 2023
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A compelling premiere and near-great Mahler from Mäkelä, CSO

With a Finnish conductor, music from Finland’s finest composer and a […]

Feb 17, 2023
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Dover Quartet brings humor, passion, and tranquility to an E-flat evening

Wednesday night’s concert at Galvin Recital Hall at Northwestern University was […]

Feb 16, 2023
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CSO returns and marks Rachmaninoff 150 year with two debuts

Back from an extended North American tour, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra […]

Feb 10, 2023
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Lively Schumann, dark Mahler show the Chicago Philharmonic at their classical best

The Chicago Philharmonic has always been an eclectic ensemble, one that […]

Feb 05, 2023
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Conductor and pianist fail to impress in lackluster Elgin Symphony concert

As speculation continues about who will succeed Riccardo Muti downtown, the Elgin […]

Feb 05, 2023
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Andsnes’ consummate artistry illuminates Dvořák rarity and our times

It was heartening to see the large turnout for Leif Ove […]

Jan 30, 2023
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Lyric Opera’s darkly Freudian “Hansel and Gretel” returns in worthy revival

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel made a largely successful return to the […]

Jan 26, 2023
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