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The Bad Plus + Joshua Redman = a complete musical commitment

Anyone steeped in jazz history knows that the art form has always been a collaborative venture. Sure, there have been…


Echoes of his friends, past and present, resonate with McCoy Tyner

Even a novice jazz fan soon notices that the word “legendary” is a favorite adjective among the idiom’s writers and…

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‘Merry, Merry Chicago’ celebrates music of the season with traditions old and new

There is no better way to ring in the season than with a visit to Symphony Center, and this year…


National Brass Ensemble blows Gabrieli’s horn for homage to iconic album

Among aficionados of brass music, one recording has attained near-legendary status: the unglamorously titled 1968 album “Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli.”…

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Ballade in F Major, Op. 38
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Four Mazurkas, Op. 33
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

Pollini returns to one of his greatest inspirations, the works of Chopin

Pianist Maurizio Pollini, one of his generation’s foremost interpreters of Chopin, returns over the next month to this great well…


Chanticleer’s music director shares his holiday recipe for success

“A Chanticleer Christmas” is a bona-fide holiday tradition, as firmly established as Grandma’s turkey stuffing. But with the arrival of…

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When the Count faced off against the Duke in a ‘Battle Royale’

Battles of the bands were a common occurrence in the big-band era of the 1930s and ‘40s; some were public-relations…


Joshua Bell believes in mixing it up off stage — and on

It’s not all music 24/7 for violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. A famed connoisseur of gustatory delights, he recently co-hosted a dinner party…


Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán gives a shout-out to its Chicago fans

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán sends a message (en español) to its fans in Chicago: “We are [the members] of Mariachi Vargas…


‘On the Waterfront’ docks in top 20 of latest best movies list

“On the Waterfront” (1954), which will open the 2015-16 CSO at the Movies series on Oct. 23, claims the No….


Chanticleer welcomes Chicago fans to its upcoming SCP concerts

Members of the vocal ensemble Chanticleer send holiday tidings and welcome Symphony Center patrons to the group’s upcoming concerts Dec….