Performances

Han Chen’s remarkable playing equal to the genius of Ligeti’s Etudes – Sep 26, 2023

György Ligeti’s three books of Études for piano are among the […]

Santa Fe season of rarities rounded out by a “Rusalka”of probing psychological depth – Aug 05, 2023

As if there were not enough reasons to visit Santa Fe […]

Dubious “Dutchman” and trenchant “Tosca” refract two classics through modern lenses at Santa Fe Opera – Aug 02, 2023

General director Robert Meya has given Wagner fans cause to rejoice: […]

A dazzling desert season bears rich fruit with Santa Fe Opera’s Debussy, Monteverdi – Jul 30, 2023

Santa Fe Opera has served up a connoisseur’s season this summer, […]

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 […]