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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 pianist Jason Moran and visual artist Theaster Gates featuring the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, received a triumphant world premiere May 30 at Sy...
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Eric Owens makes himself at home in Chicago

Eric Owens, a Philadelphia native, has a thriving career takes him all over the world. But luckily for Chicago’s classical music fans, the distinguished bass-baritone is spending more and more time ...
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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...
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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Leonard Slatkin champions symphonic music of the 20th centur...

When conductor Leonard Slatkin was recently researching the ...
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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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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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Alisa Weilerstein on Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto: ‘...

For nearly all of her career, Alisa Weilerstein has been cal...
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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...