Performances

Avery Gagliano offers revelatory Chopin in Carnegie Hall debut – Dec 02, 2021

Today’s question: Which composer’s music does pianist Avery Gagliano play the […]

Aucoin’s “Eurydice” caught between heaven and hell in Met premiere – Nov 26, 2021

At least as far as composers go, Matthew Aucoin is the […]

Washington Concert Opera triumphantly returns with Rossini’s “Maometto II” – Nov 23, 2021

Of all classical music genres, opera seemed likely to be the […]

Ohlsson explores a world of drama and nuance in Chopin – Oct 31, 2021

During his 50-plus years on the concert stage, Garrick Ohlsson has […]

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 […]

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 […]