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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Expansion in music degrees broadens paths

    Expansion in music degrees broadens paths
    When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer. Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
  • The Music Academy of the West's grand adventure

     The Music Academy of the West's grand adventure
    The Music Academy of the West doesn't skimp on conductors. This year's biggest name is New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert. He led an enthusiastic chamber ensemble at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday night. It was a notable occasion, not...
  • Orchestra accompanies 'Heaven and Earth' exhibit

    There are free tours every Sunday for the Allentown Art Museum's big summer exhibition, "Of Heaven and Earth," but there's an added treat on Sunday, July 27. That's when members of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra will perform in the gallery among...
  • U.S. summer festivals beckon to music-loving travelers

     U.S. summer festivals beckon to music-loving travelers
    Once again classical music is casting its seductive spell over the American summer festival landscape. Following is a selective guide to some of the more unusual and intriguing festival offerings. Programs and dates are subject to change and should be...
  • Nippy temps, but a warming opener for 80th Grant Park season

     Nippy temps, but a warming opener for 80th Grant Park season
    Time is most definitely out of joint locally when both the Grant Park and Ravinia festivals are up and running even though the Chicago Symphony Orchestra still has three more weeks of concerts before closing the books on its winter season. Adding to the...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz

    From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz
    Even by Chicago standards, this weekend will be bris. Among the highlights Ravi Coltrane: The son of jazz innovator John Coltrane and pianist-conceptualist Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane carries a regal surname in jazz and all the...
  • A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz

    A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz
    The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich. Among the highlights: Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • DISC REVIEW: Stanley Schumacher's 'No Technique' a hypnotic, experimental journey

     
    "No Technique” is one 42-minute track performed by David Taylor on bass trombone. It is a series of buzzing drones that often remind you of the humming of a bee.It's on trombone player Stanley Schmacher's new CD....
  • Concert review: Jaap van Zweden conducts the CSO in 'Truth' finale

    Concert review: Jaap van Zweden conducts the CSO in 'Truth' finale
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's thoughtfully conceived and executed "Truth to Power" Festival is ending as it began, with major symphonic statements by Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten. Both scores play to Jaap van Zweden's knack for digging deep...