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  • Folks Operetta has a 'Ball' with musical rarity

    OPERETTA REVIEW: 'Ball at the Savoy' at Stage 773 Theatre ★★★ ... Ravinia music director James Conlon's "Breaking the Silence" crusade to rescue musical works by Jewish composers suppressed by the Nazis has found its light-opera counterpart at Chicago Folks Operetta.
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...

    Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...

    Menahem Pressler a wonder with the Colburn Orchestra

    Menahem Pressler a wonder with the Colburn Orchestra
    The Colburn Orchestra's annual spring gala in Walt Disney Concert Hall is typically a multi-generational affair. Sunday night, James Conlon, 64, conducted. His soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, however, was yet another generation older. Menahem...

    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...