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James Conlon focuses on fidelity for Mozart opera stagings

James Conlon turned 64 on March 18. That, in any case, is what biographical sources claim. Somehow it doesn’t ring true. He looks youthful, acts youthful. He obviously commands boundless energy, ba...
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Krzysztof Urbanski, a ‘dashing rock star’ on the podium

At 31, Polish-born conductor Krzysztof Urbański has already made huge waves in the classical music world. He became the youngest-ever music director of a major U.S. symphony when he assumed this ro...
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Creating a fitting finale to ‘The Lord of the Rings...

When Howard Shore composed his score to “The Lord of t...
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Patricia Racette eager for her first ‘Salome’

Patricia Racette is excited. That, she admits, is not an unu...
Milos

Classical guitarist Milos follows in the trail of greats

Montenegro, one of the nations that arose from the former Yu...
romeo&juliet

Star-crossed Romeo & Juliet inspire a galaxy of compose...

As Ravinia celebrates a “Summer of Love,” it would be a ...
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Joshua Bell returns to Ravinia after a two-year absence

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a quarter cen...
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Women take a long overdue place on the podium

One would have thought (a) that horse has left the barn, (b)...
WestSideStory

There’s a place for the CSO and ‘West Side Story...

Is West Side Story the greatest musical ever written? Prem...
Still from the silent film "Regen" (1929), featured in a program July 22, 2014, at Ravinia.

‘Rain’ falls on a summer evening at Ravinia

For their first concert with Ravinia music director James Co...