| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored cycle of the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach continues with David Schrader performing. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The series runs through Oct. 26. $25; 773-279-2120, wfmt.com...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:05 AM
If you want to hear live contemporary classical music in the Chicago area these days, you are far more likely to find it in out-of-the-way clubs and bars than in more sobersided downtown concert halls.
Or, as flutist Claire Chase, the MacArthur Award-...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored series devoted to the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach continues with two weekend recitals. Stephen Alltop performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston). Michael Costello...
| Oct 8, 2014
Renee Fleming has taken her time bringing one of her most celebrated operatic roles, Countess Madeleine in Richard Strauss' "Capriccio," to the company for which she serves as creative consultant.
But the wait has been worth it.
Strauss' 15th and...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:39 AM
You might suspect some strange jinx, or wonder if the third time's the harm. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking a rash of high-profile artist cancellations in stride.
On July 29 came the news that actor/singer and star of Showtime's...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:26 PM
In 1995, a rising young soprano named Renée Fleming sang her first opening night at the Metropolitan Opera in a production of Verdi's "Otello," with Plácido Domingo in the title role.
On Thursday, Fleming paid Domingo tribute for helping her with that...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:05 AM
No one expects the course of creating a brand-new opera to run absolutely smoothly, any more than the course of true love. Four hundred years of operatic history suggest it seldom does.
But the gestation of "Bel Canto," an operatic adaptation of Ann...
| Apr 27, 2014
If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers.
That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Renée Fleming has performed dozens of opera's leading roles in a professional career that has spanned three decades. This month, the soprano is trying something altogether new for her -- she's starring in a stage play.
The new role isn't actually such a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Jane Lynch is going operatic. The Dolton native and “Glee” star will emcee Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 60th anniversary concert, Nov. 1 at the Civic Opera House, the company announced Wednesday.
Joining the actress and the international...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
There will be no power vacuum at Symphony Center this fall, once Riccardo Muti has entered the building. All eyes and ears will be on the big boss as he begins his fifth season as music director, his authority undimmed. Muti leads off his fall CSO...