| Feb 9, 2014
Gidon Kremer's refusal to fall back on areas of musical programming within the comfort zone of the mainstream concert public has opened up brave new aural vistas ever since the Latvian-born violin virtuoso began bringing his Kremerata Baltica chamber...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Savion Glover's new tap dance show, "Stepz"—on tour now after its summer debut at New York City's Joyce Theater—shuffles into Chicago Friday. Not only does it star Glover—whose Tony Award-winning "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk"...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:26 PM
While much of the classical music world is immersed in honoring the bicentennials of Verdi and Wagner, another composer anniversary of signal importance, the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten, is jostling for attention this year.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Howard Jarvis, a spiritual father of today's tea party movement, might have smiled to hear that a documentary film is in the works called “Mad as Hell!: Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt.”
But “mad as hell” might well...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:58 PM
FISH CREEK, Wisc. – Chicago visitors planning a summer getaway to Door County – the scenic sliver of land separating the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan – have more to indulge their cravings than taking in the galleries and shops,...
| May 15, 2013
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and his New World Symphony, violinist Gidon Kremer and J.S. Bach’s complete “Brandenburg” Concertos highlight the 10th season of events at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Choreographers often take opening-night bows, always a special moment, a chance for audience and artist to commune and revel in a bit of star-studded bonhomie.
But it will be unusually thrilling when John Neumeier takes the stage after the Hamburg...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:11 AM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra does a thorough job bringing to local attention gifted young conductors who are creating a stir in the podium world. The latest to make his debut on the subscription series is Vasily Petrenko, the 36-year-old chief conductor...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The L.A. Phil conductor laureate returns home with a newly unearthed Shostakovich opera....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:32 PM
By Karl J. Paloucek Follow @ChannelGuideK The composer Dmitri Shostakovich used to dedicate his works to the victims of fascism and war because, as he noted, it wasn't possible in his lifetime to write an individually dedicated piece for each of the dead....
| Jul 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Chris Pasles reviews American Ballet Theatre's Los Angeles premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's "The Bright Stream" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion...
| May 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Charles McNulty reviews "Moscow, Cherry Town," Dimitri Shostakovich's only operetta, at Center Theater in Long Beach....