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Petersen finds humanity in the darkness of Met’s visually stunning “Lulu” – Nov 07, 2015

Near the end of Act 2 of Alban Berg’s Lulu, as Alwa […]

Kissin’s singular artistry illuminates Beethoven warhorse, Spanish rarities – Nov 05, 2015

At first glance, it was tempting to call Evgeny Kissin’s Tuesday recital […]

Konieczny, Denoke make powerful Chicago debuts in Lyric Opera’s harrowing “Wozzeck” – Nov 04, 2015

“It’s a bad world,” observes one character in Wozzeck, and it’s hard […]

Cellist Joshua Roman gives his compelling concerto a successful premiere with Illinois Philharmonic – Oct 19, 2015

Too many American orchestras are currently taking a reactionary approach to programming, […]

Pollini’s elegant exploration offers subtle rewards in Chopin, Schumann – Oct 13, 2015

The concert pianist is a paradox. A vast amount of the solo […]

Magnificent cast makes Met’s “Tannhäuser” a Wagner night to remember – Oct 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Tannhäuser is a significant success, but a […]

New York Philharmonic, Kissin roar on Carnegie’s opening night – Oct 09, 2015

Opening its 125th anniversary season, Carnegie Hall indulged in a little nostalgia […]

With a superb cast and charming production, Lyric Opera hits several high notes in delightful “Cenerentola” – Oct 06, 2015

After the numbingly tasteless new production of Le nozze di Figaro that opened […]

Worlds collide in Boston Symphony’s Russian opener with a modern Nelsons and romantic Kissin – Oct 05, 2015

There were no fanfares for Andris Nelsons in Symphony Hall Thursday night, […]

With a new principal flute, Muti and CSO mix it up with winning results – Oct 05, 2015

To no one’s surprise, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that Stefán […]