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Lang Lang explores a world of nuance and imagination in Bach “Goldbergs” at Carnegie Hall – Oct 15, 2021

The “Goldberg” Variations?  Lang Lang?  Really? Really. The fleet-fingered Chinese pianist, […]

After 18-month Covid hiatus, Lyric Opera reopens with a murky, monastic “Macbeth” – Sep 20, 2021

The Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 2021-22 season Friday night […]

As Thomas Sleeper battles a major illness, his reputation as teacher, conductor and composer endures – Jul 07, 2021

The conductor Thomas Sleeper stood before the University of Miami’s student […]

Seraphic Fire’s new CD captures the beauty and mystery of Hildegard – Jul 02, 2021

Seraphic Fire. Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (SFM). The first thing one notes […]

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra makes a bold and brassy return – May 29, 2021

Fanfare for the Common Man has rarely sounded more majestic or […]

Fischer closes Utah Symphony’s pandemic season with provocative eclecticism – May 29, 2021

Eclectic programming that juxtaposes works in a thought-provoking way has been […]

MTT, New World provide a season highlight with American program – May 10, 2021

The musicians of the New World Symphony have played under some […]

Ensemble Correspondances brings the Louvre’s musical pleasures to life  – May 09, 2021

The joys of the free concert series at the Library of […]

Lise Davidsen stunning in program of rarities for Vocal Arts DC – Mar 20, 2021

Vocal Arts DC scored quite a coup in presenting the first […]

COT’s offbeat “Taking Up Serpents” gives notice of a talented new composer – Mar 02, 2021

Chicago Opera Theater continued its online season Saturday night with the […]