Performances

San Francisco Opera’s “Two Women” offers Puccini Lite score, melodramatic cliches in world premiere – Jun 14, 2015

San Francisco Opera became Hollywood by the Bay as the company unveiled [...]

A captivating Antonacci leads a strong cast in San Francisco Opera’s epic “Troyens” – Jun 08, 2015

No sooner had the Trojans filled a mighty four-tier bleacher wall to [...]

Orli Shaham offers superb program of Brahms and works inspired by him – Jun 04, 2015

The final piano event of the season for Symphony Center Presents in [...]

Honeck strikes sparks with New York Philharmonic in favored Austro-German rep – May 30, 2015

The New York Philharmonic’s conductor auditions continue apace. Last week we had [...]

Clyne’s “Seamstress” could use more stitchwork in mixed Chicago Symphony premiere – May 30, 2015

Contemporary music has not exactly been a hallmark of the Riccardo Muti [...]

Liebermann premiere makes strong impact with Emerson Quartet – May 22, 2015

In addition to serving as downtown Chicago base for Music of the [...]

Salonen, Chicago Symphony and stellar cast deliver a haunting and memorable “Pelléas” – May 19, 2015

“If I was God,” says the aged Arkel near the end of [...]

Florida Grand Opera delivers a powerful staging of Menotti’s “Consul” – May 11, 2015

Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul is one of the great American operas [...]

Aggressive virtuosity and fitful poetry in Lang Lang’s return to Chicago – May 11, 2015

Following its regular opera season, another mariachi musical, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s [...]

Stephen Hough’s luminous artistry makes for memorable Chopin, Debussy in Boston – May 11, 2015

No two composers transformed the sound of the piano quite like Chopin [...]