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  • Grant Park Music Festival summer season announced

    Grant Park Music Festival summer season announced
    Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free. The...
  • Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues
    Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him. He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
  • Northwestern music building gets $6M gift

    A $6 million gift to Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will go toward the school's $117 million, 152,000-square foot Music and Communication Building, which is under construction on the Evanston lakefront and scheduled to open in fall 2015....
  • CSO plays witness to China's cultural boom

    CSO plays witness to China's cultural boom
    TIANJIN — In this enormous manufacturing capital just southeast of Beijing, a new palace of the arts has opened. Looking like a graceful clam shell at the edge of a pond, the Tianjin Grand Theatre's cantilevered roof encloses an opera house, a small...
  • With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach

    With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach
    Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
  • Riccardo Muti 'resting comfortably' after surgery

    Riccardo Muti 'resting comfortably' after surgery
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation. "Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
  • In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges

    In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges
    HONG KONG — The stormy ovation must have felt like a balm to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra that saw its physical fitness and mental toughness put to the test at the very outset of its 18-day Asia tour. But after a late-afternoon rehearsal of...
  • Flu bug overwhelms local hospitals

    Flu bug overwhelms local hospitals
    Seven Chicago-area hospitals have had to send ambulances elsewhere this morning as they deal with an influx of patients with flu-like symptoms.  As of 9:45 a.m., the hospitals remained on bypass status, which means their emergency rooms are at...
  • Missing Muti no Pavarotti

    Missing Muti no Pavarotti
    Whatever angst there may be over Riccardo Muti's missing his third set of concerts in less than three years as Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director, know that the flu-ridden superstar conductor is no Luciano Pavarotti. The famed tenor had bowed out...
  • Remarkable Woman: Josephine Lee

    Remarkable Woman: Josephine Lee
    Among the joys of the holiday season in these parts are performances by the Chicago Children's Choir. Founded in 1956 with the goal of bringing together children of different races and cultures, the choir has become a local institution. It works with...
  • Richard Wagner: Separating the man from the music

    Richard Wagner: Separating the man from the music
    "Just because he may have been a nasty little man and a nasty anti-Semite doesn't mean that his music is not as supreme as it is." That assessment comes from a Richard Wagner scholar in the documentary "Wagner & Me" (at the Siskel Film Center through...