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screenshot from the video of "A Pierre Dream"

Revisiting the world premiere of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score world-premiere production of “A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,” salutes the life and work…


Stéphane Denève conducts Berlioz and Shostakovich (with James Ehnes)

Symphonie fantastique is the centerpiece of this week’s program, with additional audio material included from the Beyond the Score production…


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…

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…

Eddie Palmieri | Photo by Michael G. Stewart/NEA

Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri keeps the accent on excitement

Most of the Western world follows the Gregorian calendar but Eddie Palmieri adheres to what could be called the Jazz…


Yannick Nézet-Séguin likens his podium style to painting with music

Proven talent, knowledge and artistry alone do not guarantee that a conductor will be the right leader for an orchestra….

Dianne Reeves (detail from cover photo of "Beautiful Life")

Dianne Reeves shares some moments from her ‘Beautiful Life’

“Beautiful Life,” the title of Dianne Reeves’ latest album, also aptly describes the veteran singer’s high-flying career. Few jazz artists…

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Through his musicianship and music, Olli Mustonen transports listeners to another world

Like Sergei Rachmaninov, Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Adès, Olli Mustonen is among the small group of classical musicians who not…