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      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts: Truth to Power 2014

      Sunday, February 1, 8, and 15 at 1:00 pm According to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s website, the spring 2014 Truth to Power event offered the opportunity to “celebrate the music of three men who used their art to speak truth to power and united worldwide audiences. It was a time of tremendous tumult; worldwide economic more... more...

      Live from the Met: Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann

      Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 pm When this incarnation of Offenbach’s classic was introduced in 2009, critic Anthony Tommasini said: “There is much to cheer about in the Metropolitan Opera’s phantasmagorical new production.” He went on to note: “This Hoffmann, dressed in a plain suit suggesting 1920s Eastern Europe, spends most of his days seated more... more...

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      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts: Muti with New Music

      Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 pm A CSO ReSound retrospective broadcast will feature music by the CSO’s two composers-in-residence, Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, conducted by music director Riccardo Muti. Clyne calls Night Ferry “a sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental, and emotional states.” Bates calls Alternative Energy “an energy more... more...

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