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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 […]

Ma, composer, and Chicago Symphony give Salonen’s Cello Concerto a rousing premiere – Mar 11, 2017

The most-anticipated event of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s current season took place […]

New York Philharmonic serves up the worst and the best of John Adams – Mar 11, 2017

The ticket for Thursday night’s New York Philharmonic concert at David Geffen […]

With birthday bash on tap, Philip Glass talks about reaching 80 years and 11 symphonies – Jan 30, 2017

For Philip Glass, the birthday present came early. Wednesday morning, Carnegie Hall […]