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“Defiant Requiem” Commemorates Holocaust Victims, Reminds Us: “The Arts Are Critically Important”

"What the Jews did at Terezín was reach for the best of mankind to help them endure the worst of mankind. This is what the arts can do. This is what the arts do do," said conductor Murry Sidlin

By | March 20th, 2017|

Composer Samuel Adams Explains How Schubert, J-Pop Inspired His First Work for the Chicago Symphony

Samuel Adams (Photo: Lenny Gonzalez) 31-year-old composer Samuel Adams didn’t yet have specific ideas in mind when he began his three-year residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra two years ago. Rather, he developed them as he got to know members of the orchestra and music director Riccardo Muti. [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|

Harris Theater for Music and Dance Brings “Epic Masterworks” to Chicago in 2017-18 Season

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced some of the lineup for its 2017-18 Harris Theater Presents performance series, which features the Monteverdi Choir, American Ballet Theatre, and the Mark Morris Dance Group performing "epic masterworks." In October, the Harris will present concert performances of Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|

Ravinia Festival Announces Schedule for Summer 2017

Ravinia Festival president and CEO Welz Kauffman have announced the lineup for this summer’s festival, anchored by the eighty-second annual residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The festival and the CSO have extended their summer-residency contract through 2026. James Levine returns to conduct the orchestra and the CSO Chorus in [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|
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