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Rodion Pogossov as Figaro and Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo (seated) in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," presented in March 2015 at Los Angeles Opera (and conducted by James Conlon).

‘Il Barbiere di Roma,’ or James Conlon Gets a Haircut

Along with being the music director of Los Angeles Opera and the Ravinia Festival (through this season), maestro James Conlon…

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Riccardo Muti and Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman says he never wants the audience to think that Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto sounds difficult…although it is very…

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Bobby McFerrin recalls how Gershwin provided ‘the soundtrack of my childhood’

Bobby McFerrin’s signature hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” barely begins to define this inimitable singer. Indeed, to call him just…

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With his first classical concerto, Ramsey Lewis joins a new ‘In Crowd’

From Benny Goodman to Wynton Marsalis, musicians have famously commuted between the two realms of jazz and classical music. Meanwhile,…

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Rising conductor Rafael Payare bows at Ravinia with the CSO

Venezuelan-born conductor Rafael Payare, a graduate of his homeland’s famous El Sistema program, has been described as a rock star,…

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James Conlon sets sail from Ravinia with ‘The Flying Dutchman’

Although Ravinia has hosted many Wagner concerts over the years, the festival has not presented a complete Wagner opera until…

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London 10 October 2013
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For Carlos Miguel Prieto, a Harvard MBA led to the podium

Carlos Miguel Prieto, who will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Latin-themed program July 17 at the Ravinia Festival,…

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For ‘Fantasia’ double bill, the CSO reels through the classics

For the “Fantasia”/”Fantasia 2000″ program July 12 at Ravinia, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be featured on the stage and…

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Evoking misty water-colored memories with ‘Play It Again, Marvin’

Scores of talented film and stage composers, from Harold Arlen to Hans Zimmer, have made their marks in the entertainment…

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Jorge Federico Osorio values his bond with Ravinia, Conlon and the CSO

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, who will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on July 29…