| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:37 AM
The combo pack of Beethoven and beautiful weather has guaranteed popular success for many a Chicago Symphony Orchestra opening night at Ravinia. And so it was again on Thursday when the orchestra presented the first concert of its six-week summer...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:08 AM
If you were to poke your head into a couple of practice studios in Ravinia's John D. Harza Building on a recent July morning, you would have witnessed a veritable United Nations of young musicians, all of them hard at work.
In one of the second-floor...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Just because the special performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem music director Riccardo Muti is conducting with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on Oct. 10 --- the exact date of the Italian composer's birth 200 years ago -- has been sold out for...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:22 PM
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Chicago's fall classical music season will be dominated by the year's big composer anniversaries: the birthday bicentennials of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, and the centenary of Benjamin Britten. The...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Ten years ago, Chicago lost one of its most prolific, inventive, genre-defying creative spirits.
In the 1960s alone, William Russo created the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and conducted the London Jazz Orchestra; joined Paul Sills and Rev. James Shiflett in...
| 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,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Chicago Opera Theater has appointed Henry Fogel, dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, as the company's board president, effective immediately. He succeeds Gregory O'Leary, who will remain a member of the executive...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
On the elegant, manicured lawns of Ravinia, the Women's Board presented its annual black-tie gala July 27 with more than 800 guests in attendance. The evening featured renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, whose career was launched 14 years ago on the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Before Riccardo Muti rolls out his heavy Verdi artillery in early fall to honor the composer's bicentennial, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its summer landlord, James Conlon, mounted a 21-gun salute of their own with a concert performance of Verdi's...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds.
Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lyric Opera has named Lisa Middleton, director of marketing for Canada’s Stratford Festival since 2002, as its director of marketing, effective Oct. 15. She will oversee Lyric’s marketing, communications and box-office operations....
| Jul 13, 2013
This is a story about a blue crab killed for no good reason.
It is a story about birth and rebirth, law and life, nature and nurture, cooperation and connection, cultivation and civilization, production and destruction, seed and greed, Adam and Eve....