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Christian Tetzlaff returns, this time to Grant Park

Christian Tetzlaff, who performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen in April, makes a return visit July 30 when he will be the soloist in a Grant Park Music F...
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Patricia Racette eager for her first ‘Salome’

Patricia Racette is excited. That, she admits, is not an unusual state for her. Other sopranos spend much of their careers trying to produce and project pearly tones. They often tend to be reserved, i...
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What’s in a name? The shifting fortunes of Mahler̵...

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to hold a fixed perspec...
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A look back at the world premiere of ‘Looks of a Lot&#...

“Looks of a Lot,” the SCP Jazz commission by pia...
Jeff Bridges (left) as the Dude and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Big Lebowski" (1998).

Menthol madness! Music for a fistful of cough drops

The music world is buzzing about the upcoming “Classically...
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Persistence pays off for rising violinist Elena Urioste

Elena Urioste brings an upbeat outlook to everything she doe...
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Leonard Slatkin champions symphonic music of the 20th centur...

When conductor Leonard Slatkin was recently researching the ...
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How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and ...
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Have baton, will travel … Dohnányi loves the vagabond lif...

Most Midwesterners have seen quite enough snow this winter, ...
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Hello, Wisconsin! Hail to the CSO’s fans in the Badger...

It’s 106 miles to Chicago. You’ve got a full tank of...