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Lineup announced for 2015/16 SCP Jazz Series

McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter and Chucho Valdés are among the artists booked for the 2015/16 Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series. Now…


Christoph Eschenbach conducts Bruckner 9, Beethoven and Bernard Rands

Exuding authority, Christoph Eschenbach conducts a brooding and overpowering performance of Bruckner’s final symphony. This closed a memorable concert featuring Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, as well as a work by Chicago-based composer Bernard Rands based on the work of Samuel Beckett. To round out of the program, we reprise Sir Mark Elder’s reading of a work by Tchaikovsky.


Pondering the enigma of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7

Just a cursory look at the commentaries on Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 in E Minor, and one has the immediate…


Murray Perahia prefers an in-the-moment approach to performance

Murray Perahia has given thousands of concerts since making his first big mark with a victory at the 1972 Leeds…


Entering the world of Anna Clyne’s ‘Postponeless Creature’

Anna Clyne’s music can be described in a multitude of ways: the most simple and straightforward would be to say…


Beyond the Score unravels the mysteries of Brahms

In November, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched the 10th season of its imaginative Beyond the Score series with a program honoring…


Let’s play two: Hilary Hahn hits her repertoire out of the park

Talk about double threats. Hilary Hahn is not only one the supreme violin virtuosos of our time, but she is…


Max Raabe, nights in Berlin and afternoons at the Chicago Public Library (mit Fotos aus dem Konzert)

Earlier this month, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester glided through their winter residency at Berlin’s Admiralspalast, the 1910 theater…

Dee Alexander

For Dee Alexander, something wonderful always happens on stage

For Dee Alexander, music did not show up in her life in a music class, through a song on the…


Modern music for an ancient instrument, the harpsichord

Though one of the most important instruments during the Baroque and early Classical eras, the harpsichord by the 20th century was…