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urbanski

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...
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 Conlon this season (July 22 at the Martin Theatre), members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform an unusual program with three 20th ...
galway

To Sir (James Galway), with love

What kind of musician would ever have dared to say “no” ...
SusannaMälkki

Women take a long overdue place on the podium

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

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

Is West Side Story the greatest musical ever written? Prem...
Bell_Joshua

Joshua Bell returns to Ravinia after a two-year absence

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a quarter cen...