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  • Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection

    Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection
    About 20 years ago, bass guitarist Juan Dies was asked to perform at a party in Pilsen that celebrated the legacy of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. He invited some friends to join him and soon they formed the group Sones De Mexico. Since...
  • Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO

     Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO
    Riccardo Muti's towering authority, musical and otherwise, should reassure members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's extended family that stability and continuity will be maintained while management undergoes significant transition. Jeff Alexander,...
  • Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash

    Among the dozens of fanciful ideas suggested over the past year for how to transform Wabash Avenue into a more inviting corridor, Martin Stern, chairman of the Chicago Loop Alliance, joked that his favorite entailed putting a bump in the "L" tracks to...
  • Halcyon night, mixed vocal yield, at Lyric Opera's Millennium Park concert

     Halcyon night, mixed vocal yield, at Lyric Opera's Millennium Park concert
    Millennium Park, the city's lakefront garden of cultural delights, has for its 10 years proved to be an ideal summer place for Chicago's heavyweight classical organizations to drum up box office for their fall seasons while giving something back to the...
  • Can CSO's new chief fill Rutter's big shoes?

    Can CSO's new chief fill Rutter's big shoes?
    The appointment of Jeff Alexander as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, which the Tribune reported Tuesday and the CSOA confirmed following a board meeting Wednesday morning, surprised even veteran observers of the American...
  • Sources: New CSO president selected

    Sources: New CSO president selected
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has selected Vancouver Symphony Society president/CEO Jeff Alexander to be its next president, pending a board meeting Wednesday, the Tribune has learned. Sources close to the situation said Alexander, who...
  • How do you dress for a rock show?

    How do you dress for a rock show?
    Ogee Muniz, dressed as a Firebird, complete with a red mask, was chatting with her Gingerbread Man-out-of-"Shrek" boyfriend Anthony Cruz in the United Center concourse before Arcade Fire's Tuesday night set when a petite woman in a formal dress approached...
  • James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser

     James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser
    The Ravinia Festival is obliging its North Shore constituency with several weeks of broadly appealing orchestral fare to kick off the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's annual residency. Few soloists in the classical realm are better equipped to provide value...
  • Concert review: Susanna Malkki conducts the CSO at Ravinia

    Concert review: Susanna Malkki conducts the CSO at Ravinia
    Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki is so greatly gifted that her presence on major podiums around the world proves the utter irrelevance of questions concerning gender. Malkki, who scored an impressive Ravinia debut at the helm of the Chicago Symphony...
  • Classical Corner

    Chanticleer: The ever-popular, all-male vocal ensemble returns to Ravinia for "She Said/He Said," a diverse program that spans the centuries from Victoria and Von Bingen to Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Cole Porter and Joni Mitchell. 7 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Teen accused in mom's Bali killing may be pregnant

    Teen accused in mom's Bali killing may be pregnant
    After days of investigation into the slaying of a Chicago woman on the island of Bali, authorities in Indonesia announced Friday that they would take the woman's 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend to trial, saying they believed the pair killed her and...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...