Opera Theater of St. Louis brings brilliant fresh life to “Poppea”; “Rigoletto” hobbled by inept direction – Jun 20, 2019

ST. LOUIS – In ancient Rome, just as in today’s Washington D.C., […]

The Weekly Stream – Sep 21, 2016

Every week the Internet produces a bounty of audio and video from […]

Chicago Symphony goes back to the future, appointing Alex Klein principal oboe – Jun 26, 2016

Meet the new principal oboe. Same as the old principal oboe. The […]

Salonen, Ma and Chicago Symphony deliver 20th-century sound and fury – Feb 28, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma, of course, is the main draw for many in this […]

After a somber tribute, Lyric Opera serves up an elegant and exuberant “Merry Widow” – Nov 17, 2015

The horrific events that took place 24 hours earlier in Paris had […]

Met reaches agreement with musicians union and chorus – Aug 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera reached an agreement early Monday morning with the musicians […]

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 […]

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

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

A memorable night of singing with Fleming and Kaufmann at Lyric Opera of Chicago – Mar 21, 2014

Okay, so technically Lyric Opera of Chicago’s concert Wednesday night didn’t mark […]

Tilson Thomas throws out the first lozenge at Chicago Symphony concert – Nov 25, 2013

Michael Tilson Thomas found a novel way for dealing with bronchial Chicago […]