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 […]

Vänska, Minnesota Orchestra bring musical power, unique chemistry to Miami – Jan 12, 2017

The Arsht Center classical series opened Tuesday night with an outstanding concert […]

Sensational singing wins out over campy theatrics in DiDonato’s “harmony” program – Dec 11, 2016

As audience members entered the Harris Theater Friday night for Joyce DiDonato’s […]

A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s “Salome” – Dec 07, 2016

It is one of the defining features of live performance that it […]

Saariaho’s “L’Amour” makes a luminous and mesmerizing Met debut – Dec 03, 2016

In the beginning, there were the stars. They winked, one by one, […]