| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:55 PM
The review was glowing.
Conductor Lorin Maazel held every player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his thrall. He strode onstage at the Hollywood Bowl "with a swing and determined vigor that gave evidence of his firm intention," a Times reviewer wrote....
| Jul 1, 2014
On Sunday's episode of HBO's vampire drama "True Blood," which now includes a Hellertown native as a series regular, there is a shout-out to a cartoon character voiced by an Allentown native. It is a true clash of pop culture......
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Seldom has the Chicago Symphony Orchestra closed its season in such a jubilant mood as the one that gripped a packed Orchestra Hall on Thursday night.
Never mind the tight veil of secrecy that shrouds the board's search for a new association chief to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
On Monday, one month shy of serving 11 years as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Deborah F. Rutter will step down from her position to take on another high-profile managerial post, that of president of the John F. Kennedy Center...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra has played many long runs at Andy's Jazz Club, but the engagement that launched this month will break records: Jeff Lindberg's plush ensemble will be in residence every Monday night through December.
Never has the CJO held...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
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,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Call it the Grant Park concert that almost was. As in soggy, man, soggy.
The Wednesday night Grant Park Music Festival event was another exasperating – also losing, this time – wrangle with the storm gods that tests the resilience of the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Cristian Macelaru leads a pair of popularly-priced classical concerts for family audiences in DuPage County. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the program holds Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture," Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" and the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Gabriel Cabezas is the latest classical performer to be tested in the crucible of Chicago's weird summer weather, only to emerge victorious from the experience.
The greatly gifted young cellist, a Chicago area native who turned 21 late last year, made...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:08 AM
WEBSTER GROVES, MO. – These days, it seems that everything is an opera festival simply because the people who operate and sell a given enterprise say it is.
The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, which completed its 39th spring season over the weekend at...