Opera Festival of Chicago provides compelling local premiere for “Murder in the Cathedral” – Jul 10, 2023

Three months ago I wrote a column encouraging more enterprising efforts […]

Haymarket Opera exhumes a melodic gem with Hasse’s “Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra” – Jun 27, 2023

One advantage of having a smartly programmed Baroque opera company in […]

Muti wraps his CSO tenure with a noble and dramatic “Missa Solemnis” – Jun 26, 2023

This weekend’s season-closing Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts also mark the double […]

Chicago Symphony musicians shine in a resplendent Mahler farewell with Hrůša  – Jun 10, 2023

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 was not his final creative statement. […]

Kontras Quartet unearths wide-ranging rep for American Music Project – Jun 09, 2023

On Wednesday night, Chicago’s own Kontras Quartet offered a wide-ranging survey […]

Emerson Quartet bids an elegiac farewell in final Chicago concert – Jun 06, 2023

The Emerson String Quartet is disbanding in October, at the close […]

little OPERA theatre of ny brightly revives a pair of American rarities – Jun 04, 2023

The flush of national pride that followed the end of World […]

Fleming and Kissin enhance each other’s art in Chicago recital – May 17, 2023

On the face of it, pairing classical superstars Renée Fleming and […]

Pires brings her elevated keyboard artistry to the University of Miami – May 16, 2023

There are pianists whose overt display of technique, however impressive, calls […]

Mälkki, Helsinki Philharmonic serve up a stirring night of Finnish music at Carnegie – May 12, 2023

New York audiences have gotten to know conductor Susanna Mälkki’s exceptional […]