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Enjoy exemplary string music that includes the Carnegie Hall premiere of an uplifting Saint-Georges concerto as well as classics by Vivaldi and a virtuosic violin duo by Unsuk Chin.
A conversation with the winner of the 2005 BBC Singer of the World Competition and one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today.
A rare opportunity to hear Margaret Bonds’s Montgomery Variations. Composed in 1964 and dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., the work is based on events and ideas in the Civil Rights Movement.
The performance lineup features three mainstage operas; all three titles are rare and represent Chicago premieres.
“It’s like Paganini and Bruce Lee in one dude,” marvels Bill Barclay, the writer and director of a new play about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Haymarket Opera Company has announced its 2022 lineup; the March-September season will feature three works.
Riccardo Muti will return to Chicago this September to launch the 2021-22 CSO season, his first stint conducting the CSO in Symphony Center since February 2020.
You made it; the frigid, blustery days of winter have finally passed, and spring is here! Here is some music that captures the season’s irrepressible spirit.
Here are just a few of our many favorite French composers, from medieval to modern, that might be new to you.
Though we tend to remember our favorite composers for their music first and foremost, many of them were virtuosic in more ways than one.
There are three Latino composers who have often been compared to Mozart. Two of them were called “Mozart” by their contemporaries: Chevalier de Saint Georges, born in the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in the 18th century and the 19th-century composer Spanish-Basque Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga. The third is the 20th-century Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri whose first name was actually Mozart! Learn …