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  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The popular guitarist Milos Karadaglic makes his Ravinia and CSO debut playing Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," with pianist Orion Weiss playing Rachmaninov on the same program, led by Robert Moody; 8 p.m. Friday; $25-$50, $10 lawn. Opera diva Deborah Voigt branches out for a program of Broadway favorites, Ted Sperling conducting; 5 p.m. Sunday; $25-$70, $10 lawn. The impressive Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki makes her festival debut, leading a suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" along with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Ravinia Steans Institute faculty member Midori as soloist; 8 p.m. Wednesday; $25-$70, $10 lawn. David Newman leads a live accompaniment to the first of two back-to-back screenings of "West Side Story" (music by Leonard Bernstein); 8 p.m. Thursday (repeated July 18); $25-$50, $25 lawn. Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake-Cook roads, Highland Park; 847-266-5100, ravinia.org
  • Joshua Bell's crossovers go nowhere in L.A. Phil's Bowl opener

    Joshua Bell's crossovers go nowhere in L.A. Phil's Bowl opener
    The Hollywood Bowl is looking and sounding good. Last year it was spiffed up with smart new lawn furniture, compellingly (and controversially) incandescent new high-definition video screens and an exceptional sound system upgrade. This year there are...

    Lenape Chamber Ensemble explores electronic media in season opener

    The Lenape Chamber Ensemble begins its 28th summer concert series Saturday in the auditorium of the new Life Sciences Building on the campus of Delaware Valley Community College in Doylestown. The three-concert series continues July 19 and 26, with...

    James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser

     James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser
    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...

    Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans

    Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans
    Every July 7 -- Gustav Mahler's birthday -- I try to set aside some time for listening to his music, which has long been an essential part of my life. As I've written before, the experience of encountering Mahler for the first time changed everything...