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Chicago Symphony musicians ratify contract, get 5% raise and no reduction in health benefits – Sep 30, 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Tuesday that gave […]

Pleasures are few in Lyric Opera’s garish, charmless “Figaro” – Sep 28, 2015

One year ago, the Lyric Opera opened their season with an audacious, […]

Radvanovsky leads off Met’s Donizetti triptych with a memorable “Anna Bolena” – Sep 28, 2015

When a singer is as well established as Sondra Radvanovsky, it is […]

Hvorostovsky’s return adds emotion to Met’s dramatic “Trovatore” – Sep 27, 2015

Friday night had the feel of a reunion at the Metropolitan Opera, […]

Lyric Opera team anticipates a joyous opening with new production of “Figaro” – Sep 24, 2015

Barbara Gaines’ first venture into directing opera was Verdi’s Macbeth, which opened […]

Despite drab staging, magnificent singing and conducting make for a triumphant Met “Otello” – Sep 23, 2015

The playbill cover for the Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Verdi’s Otello […]

American Music Project announces award grants for 2015-16 season – Aug 19, 2015

The recipients of the American Music Project grant awards for 2015 are: […]

Anthony McGill to join JACK Quartet for Gordon premiere in New York – Aug 15, 2015

Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join forces […]

Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” flays opera conventions in U.S. premiere – Aug 14, 2015

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin was heard in its American debut Tuesday […]

Bronfman ignites a Prokofiev storm at Ravinia – Aug 14, 2015

In Chicago, one tends to associate Yefim Bronfman with music of Brahms, […]