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  • Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    First in an occasional series CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For...
  • Reviews: Ryan Opera Center/Civic Orchestra and Lyric's 'Sound of Music'

    Reviews: Ryan Opera Center/Civic Orchestra and Lyric's 'Sound of Music'
    A collaboration laden with promise arose two years ago when the training wings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera first joined forces for a concert of operatic excerpts. Hearing young artists representing the next generation of classical...
  • Review: Christian Tetzlaff plays Dvorak with CSO

    Review: Christian Tetzlaff plays Dvorak with CSO
    One big reason why the symphonic programs Esa-Pekka Salonen puts together are so absorbing is the unsuspected musical resonances that tie together the diverse elements. So it is with the program that concludes the second of the Finnish conductor-composer'...
  • Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel

    Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel
    Just about two weeks ago, this newspaper and WGN Radio quietly celebrated 90 years together. But in a few months, they will be calling it quits. The Tribune Co.'s broadcast and publishing divisions are going their separate ways, ending a media...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Review: CSO launches 'Truth to Power' festival on powerful note

     Review: CSO launches 'Truth to Power' festival on powerful note
    Audience members drawn to the festival of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Britten symphonic works the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is presenting over the next three weeks at Symphony Center are advised not to take the umbrella title, "Truth to Power," at face...
  • Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant

    Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant
    Chicago arts organizations will receive $1,233,500 in grants from the National Endowment for The Arts this year, headlined by a $100,000 grant to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for its Movement As Partnership dance education program, $90,000 for Chicago...
  • Review: Leonard Slatkin conducts the CSO

    Review: Leonard Slatkin conducts the CSO
    As conductor Leonard Slatkin pointed out to the audience at Thursday night's Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert at Symphony Center, it's likely his listeners were more familiar with the music of Mason Bates than that of William Schuman. Works by both...
  • Digging deeply into our musical roots

    Digging deeply into our musical roots
    What is American music? It's earthy and real, down-home and straight-ahead, by turns gutsy and gentle and simple as a gospel song or complex as a jazz fiddler's solo. A thousand different beats and tones make up music in this polyglot country of ours,...
  • Review: Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the Harris Theater

    Review: Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the Harris Theater
    Now in his second season as music director, David Danzmayr is well on his way toward establishing his Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra as one of the leading suburban orchestras in the Chicago area. One way the gifted young Austrian conductor is achieving...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Apollo Chorus: The choral ensemble under Stephen Alltop concludes its season with "The Beatles and Friends," marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's American debut. 2 p.m. Friday, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St.; and 3 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Concert review: von Dohnanyi conducts the CSO

     Concert review: von Dohnanyi conducts the CSO
    This has been a banner week for Beethoven in downtown Chicago. On Tuesday night at the Harris Theater, David Finckel and Wu Han presented a deeply satisfying traversal of the composer's complete cello and piano sonatas. On Thursday at Orchestra Hall,...