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Moscow Virtuosi return to Chicago for a familial evening with friends – Jun 06, 2017

Is there a more loyal classical audience than a Russian classical audience? […]

DiDonato leads an inspired cast in sensational “Ariodante” at Carnegie – May 02, 2017

The renaissance of baroque opera in America shows no signs of slowing […]

Bach in Boston: Ma, Thile, and Meyer prove a unified and delightful trio – Apr 25, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer walk many paths. Each musician […]

In her Met quasi-farewell Fleming strikes sparks with Garanča in new “Rosenkavalier” – Apr 16, 2017

One of the main offstage story-lines at the Met this season has […]

Lost concerto’s revival marks the end of a long quest for Houston Symphony cellist – Apr 12, 2017

 In January 1935, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky and Arturo Toscanini offered the world […]

Mutter and Orkis warm up a rainy night in Chicago with communicative artistry – Mar 31, 2017

The cold and rainy weather likely contributed to the rather light turnout for […]

Trifonov serves up a Chicago season highlight with mature artistry, thrilling bravura – Mar 29, 2017

Most people in Chicago these days would pay money to hear Daniil […]

Weak libretto undermines strong music and compelling story in Florida Grand Opera’s “Before Night Falls” – Mar 20, 2017

 The contemporary opera Before Night Falls, which opened Saturday at the Arsht […]

Bolcom’s “Dinner at Eight” has a mixed premiere at Minnesota Opera – Mar 16, 2017

Dying is easy, comedy is difficult. William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight had […]

Spektral Quartet brings refined artistry, stamina to belated Chicago premiere of Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2 – Mar 14, 2017

How is it that one can’t go through half of a two-hour […]