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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
  • New-music sounds in L.A. go their own way

    New-music sounds in L.A. go their own way
    Along with the hot Santa Ana winds last month, musical Minimalism chugged through Southern California, spreading like, well, wild fire. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Minimalist Jukebox Festival, no longer an oddity as the first was six years ago, this time...
  • Review: Leonard Slatkin conducts the CSO

    Review: Leonard Slatkin conducts the CSO
    As conductor Leonard Slatkin pointed out to the audience at Thursday night's Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert at Symphony Center, it's likely his listeners were more familiar with the music of Mason Bates than that of William Schuman. Works by both...
  • Review: Mark Elder directs the CSO with flair

    Review: Mark Elder directs the CSO with flair
    There are several reasons why Mark Elder has placed so high on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MVP list during the more than three decades he has been appearing here intermittently as a podium guest. One reason seems primary: The British...
  • 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...
  • Concert review: Bernard Labadie conducts the CSO

     Concert review: Bernard Labadie conducts the CSO
    Few of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's periodic forays into the era predating the standard symphonic repertory are as intelligently programmed and engagingly performed as the one Bernard Labadie is directing this weekend at Symphony Center. Labadie,...
  • Dean Corey of Philharmonic Society of Orange County still full of ideas

    Dean Corey of Philharmonic Society of Orange County still full of ideas
    Weirdly appropriate, "Thanks for the Memories" is playing in the background of an Asian bistro in South Coast Plaza where Dean Corey and his wife, Kaly, have ordered a late afternoon bottle of white wine. Life is good. The 67-year-old president of the...
  • Jeremy Denk, in words and music

    Jeremy Denk, in words and music
    These are illustrious times for the pianist and writer Jeremy Denk. Last year he won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship, was named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year and signed a book contract to expand a New Yorker article about piano lessons....
  • Orchestras merge different cultures and genres, with mixed results

    Orchestras merge different cultures and genres, with mixed results
    Concerts presented at Symphony Center over the last couple of evenings have found local symphony orchestras seeking to reinvigorate the classical concert hall experience, either by bringing popular culture into the mix, having different ethnic...
  • Lang Lang is brilliant but bored in concert with L.A. Philharmonic

    Lang Lang is brilliant but bored in concert with L.A. Philharmonic
    Lang Lang has always shown a respectful attitude toward past masters. In the notes for a new recording of piano concertos by Bartòk and Prokofiev, he mentions admiring the soulfully eloquent Hungarian soloist, Géza Anda, a pianist Lang Lang resembles...
  • A diva wannabe no longer, Amanda Majeski returns home to Mozart

    A diva wannabe no longer, Amanda Majeski returns home to Mozart
    Talk about an operatic career coming full circle. It was five years ago that an unknown, Illinois-born soprano named Amanda Majeski seized the stage at Chicago Opera Theater with her fearlessly sung portrayal of the conniving noblewoman Vitellia, in...