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National Youth Orchestra’s impressive Carnegie stand shows the kids are alright – Jul 24, 2014

The first thought that comes to mind seeing over 100 teenagers dressed [...]

Susanna Mälkki makes resounding Ravinia debut with CSO – Jul 21, 2014

Midori may have been the marquee name for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s [...]

Caramoor Festival serves up bel canto rarity with Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” – Jul 15, 2014

Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia is one of the composer’s strongest works. It consistently [...]

Lyric Opera lifts the veil on its work-in-progress “Bel Canto”  – Jul 15, 2014

On Friday, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented what it called a [...]

Lorin Maazel 1930-2014 – Jul 15, 2014

The conductor Lorin Maazel, a prodigy who began his public podium career [...]

Nelsons, Mutter and BSO team up for grand night of Dvořák at Tanglewood – Jul 13, 2014

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s all-Dvořák program at Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Shed Friday night [...]

Houston Grand Opera delivers powerful experience with “The Passenger” – Jul 12, 2014

If anything might refute Theodore Adorno’s statement that “to write a poem [...]

Emerson Quartet delves deeply into late Shostakovich at Tanglewood – Jul 12, 2014

In Shostakovich’s hands the string quartet was less a conversation among friends [...]

Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra deliver stirring and eloquent Elgar – Jun 24, 2014

Over eight decades, there are not many works that have been left [...]

Muti, Chicago Symphony wrap season with resounding Mahler – Jun 22, 2014

There’s plenty of empty local boosterism in Chicago to go around—political, social, [...]