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Trifonov and Babayan bring depth and fireworks to two-piano program – Mar 05, 2018

No sooner had one Nor’easter blown out to sea than a new […]

Quatuor Ebène launches U.S. tour with impassioned Chicago debut – Mar 05, 2018

Quatuor Ebène made its Chicago debut Friday night at Mandel Hall on […]

Chicago Symphony brass, mezzo Margaine in the spotlight with world premiere, French rarity – Feb 04, 2018

On Thursday night, Riccardo Muti conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a […]

Chicago Symphony’s low brass rise to top billing with Higdon concerto premiere – Feb 01, 2018

At a rehearsal room at Symphony Center members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s […]

Top Ten Recordings of 2017 – Dec 26, 2017

1. Alessandro Stradella: Lagrime e Sospiri. Chantal Santon Jeffery, Galilei Consort, Benjamin […]

Musicians accuse Dutoit of predatory sexual behavior; major orchestras cut ties – Dec 21, 2017

UPDATED In yet another case of sexual harassment allegations in the classical […]

Met severs ties with Levine as two more victims come forward – Dec 03, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera announced Sunday night that it is suspending all ties […]

James Levine accused of molesting underaged teen during Ravinia tenure – Dec 03, 2017

[Updated] Celebrated conductor James Levine has been accused of molesting a teenage […]

Dmitri Hvorostovsky 1962-2017 – Nov 23, 2017

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, one of the great dramatic baritones of his generation, died […]

Adès’ “Exterminating Angel” proves spellbinding in Met’s American premiere – Oct 29, 2017

At the Metropolitan Opera, the memorable performances usually happen with great renditions […]