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Rising maestro Krzysztof Urbański awaits his next challenge

In May, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced that Krzysztof Urbański would step down as music director after the 2020-21 season….

Rafael Payare returns with a double dose of Brahms and Beethoven

Venezuelan-born conductor Rafael Payare, music director of the San Diego Symphony, has followed a similar path to that of his…

Young cellist ‘ready to represent’ in her Ravinia and CSO debut concert

No doubt Leonard Bernstein, the force behind the acclaimed Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, would have beamed at…

Who you gonna call? For ‘Ghostbusters’ in concert, it’s Peter Bernstein

In the summer of 1984, a soon-to-be-mega-hit called “Ghostbusters” bowed in movie theaters across America, eventually becoming the highest-grossing, big-screen…

The versatile Paulo Szot eager to reprise his role in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot has made musical variety the hallmark of his career. He has performed with Liza Minnelli and…

Movie music turns into a box-office blockbuster for American orchestras

From the New York Philharmonic to the Kansas City Symphony, dozens of American orchestras have made movie music a part…

These four Ravinia pianists believe in all facets of performance

Though many other great pianists of the past are remembered primarily for their concerto and solo recital work, an argument…

Leonard Slatkin moves on to the next phase of his artistic life

After stints at the helms of three major orchestras, Leonard Slatkin is enjoying the slower-paced life of a guest conductor….

Itzhak Perlman: ‘His music starts in his heart and flows through his hands’

One of the classical music world’s leading virtuosos receives a cinematic hug with the documentary “Itzhak” (2017). Billed as “a…

Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ to be filmed at Ravinia for a future TV broadcast

Ravinia’s encore presentation July 20 of Leonard Bernstein’s massive musical Mass, with 200 artists on stage, including the Chicago Symphony…

As he travels the world, pianist Denis Matsuev feels at home everywhere

Though Russian pianist Denis Matsuev performs throughout the world, he feels at home everywhere. “Wherever I perform, I love the…