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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, [...]

Even with von Stade, Gordon’s inert “Coffin” is a deadly night in Philadelphia – Jun 07, 2014

Opera singers sometimes have had second careers in music theater or other [...]

Chicago Symphony’s festival opener light on artistic truth but delivers sonic power – May 24, 2014

Whatever else one can say about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Truth to [...]

Emanuel Ax gracefully reveals the once and future Brahms – May 20, 2014

The third and final program of Emanuel Ax’s “Brahms Project” series in [...]

Jansons, Bavarian Symphony close Carnegie stand with rapturous Brahms – May 20, 2014

Not even the promise of Brahms’s enduringly popular Symphony No. 2 was [...]

Slatkin, Chicago Symphony pack the house for a successful (and rare) American program – Apr 19, 2014

If you are an aficionado of American music, you best hightail it [...]

Anne Akiko Meyers eager to tackle Bates Violin Concerto with Chicago Symphony – Apr 17, 2014

It was a leap into the unknown for composer and soloist alike. [...]

With his studio transplanted, Charles Ives’ music lives again at the American Academy of Arts and Letters – Apr 15, 2014

Sunday afternoon, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a concert [...]

Father-daughter team shines in Detroit revival of Bolcom’s “A View from the Bridge” – Apr 06, 2014

“I ain’t her father,” says the rough Brooklyn dock worker Eddie Carbone [...]

Bronfman brings the artistry, Zukerman provides the Zzzzzzzs – Apr 04, 2014

A coincidence of the concert calendar brings the two most overrated violinists [...]