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Specialist conductor Harry Bicket content to ‘miss out on the 19th century’

While English maestro Harry Bicket occasionally stretches into other eras, he’s content with his specialized focus of Baroque and contemporary…

The revelatory experience of hearing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

In my college years, I pored over the music of J.S. Bach. My freshman harmony course consisted of disassembling and…

Why J.S. Bach is the godfather of classical music

The BBC makes a compelling case for why Johann Sebastian Bach, almost 300 years after his death, remains the godfather…

Eric Owens makes himself at home in Chicago

Eric Owens, a Philadelphia native, has a thriving career takes him all over the world. But luckily for Chicago’s classical…