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Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra wrap 80th season with resounding Ravel and a Bolcom premiere – Aug 17, 2014

After a summer that began with several rain-drenched concerts, the Grant Park [...]

Philharmonia Baroque’s “Teseo” teeters between broad comedy, deeper emotions at Tanglewood – Aug 16, 2014

It took a while to realize it, but what Nicholas McGegan, the [...]

Grant Park Music Festival to wrap season with Bill Bolcom premiere – Aug 12, 2014

As the musical organization in Chicago most committed to works of American [...]

Theofanidis’ “Northern Lights” premiere proves less than the sum of its multimedia parts – Aug 10, 2014

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like [...]

Santa Fe Opera’s leaden “Dr. Sun Yat-sen” leaves one hungry for more musical substance – Aug 09, 2014

When Santa Fe Opera decided to pull the plug on the world [...]

Stravinsky and Mozart make colorful music together in Santa Fe Opera double bill – Aug 08, 2014

Santa Fe Opera had a special connection to Igor Stravinsky in the [...]

The personal is political in Santa Fe’s incendiary border-crisis “Carmen” – Aug 07, 2014

Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Carmen is the third staging I [...]

Updated Donizetti and Beethoven offer mixed results at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 06, 2014

It is an odd summer at the Santa Fe Opera, considering the [...]

American Music Project to launch with world premiere in Chicago – Aug 04, 2014

UPDATED [Read the New York Times article about the American Music Project [...]

National Youth Orchestra’s impressive Carnegie stand shows the kids are alright – Jul 24, 2014

The first thought that comes to mind seeing over 100 teenagers dressed [...]