| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Apollo Chorus: Stephen Alltop leads his choral forces and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in two choral masterpieces, Mozart's "Great" Mass in minor and Dvorak's Te Deum. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Of all the great operatic comedies, "The Barber of Seville" has led a particularly charmed life at Lyric Opera, beginning with the company's very first season. Now the bel canto favorite that at various times in the early years was populated here by...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Chicago a cappella: Jewish a cappella music from around the world, including new arrangements by artistic director Jonathan Miller, makes up the program. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; and 4 p.m. Sunday, K.A.M....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:21 AM
When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Ars Viva: Alan Heatherington conducts music for string orchestra, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin's colorfully scored ballet based on music from Bizet's "Carmen," Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto, with...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:46 AM
This is the winter of our content. "Our," as in Chicago classical music lovers. "Content," as in pleasure unbounded. The coming three months promise a rich array of performances that should appeal to just about every listener taste, whether the music is...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Dr. Samuel Johnson, the Brit who compiled the first major English dictionary, described opera as "an exotic and irrational entertainment."
In some respects he was right. There is something unreasonable about costumed performers singing their hearts...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:54 AM
It's that time of year again, time to check out some of the more artistically enterprising U.S. summer classical music festivals. Whether it's a world premiere, an unusual opera, an orchestral or chamber rarity, or a gifted young artist seeking exposure...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:23 PM
By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call Fate came knocking in two ways during the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert of its 40th anniversary season Wednesday night at the Williams Center at Lafayette College. One was by way of......
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:15pm CT You know it's the holiday season when the sounds of joyous carols fill the air (and sometimes those sounds start even earlier than the holiday season, with many radio stations kicking into Christmas mode the day after...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:44 PM
On Christmas Eve, your choices include classic movies, holiday music and a lot of reruns. A few highlights: PBS' “Antiques Roadshow” replays hour two of its stop in Orlando at 8 p.m. The goodies include an animator's plaster model of...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:07 AM
American song comes in many forms, and two brave artists took on several of them over the weekend during the 23rd annual Chicago Humanities Festival.
Rarely does one get to hear the thorny harmonies of Charles Ives alongside the bluesy phrases of Harold...