Rebecca Rego channels Lucia Berlin in new album, ‘Songs for Cleaning Women, Part 1’

CHICAGO—So far, Eighth Blackbird’s attempts at live-streaming a virtual concert series from their production house in Horner Park have not gone well. The series—called Chicago…

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Illinois Symphony hits all the right notes—and there were a lot of them—in V-Day program

BLOOMINGTON, IL—Love was in the air at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Friday, which had big pink hearts projected onto the Illinois Symphony’s…

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Illinois Symphony features soloists from among its ranks in intimate ‘Magnificent Mozart’

BLOOMINGTON, IL–As Maestro Ken Lam announced what he called the “main dish” of a three-course musical meal Saturday at Bloomington’s Second Presbyterian Church, musicians adjusted…

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Tragedy yields sonic ecstasy: CSO debuts Schuman’s 9th with Mozart ‘Requiem’

CHICAGO — William Howard Schuman wrote Le fosse Ardeatine in 1968. Schuman, an American composer, created his 9th symphony (of 10) to commemorate the March 24, 1944 mass…

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Civic Orchestra’s centennial season kicks off with ‘Concert for Chicago,’ played side-by-side with CSO

CHICAGO — A summery breeze swirled through the Jay Priztker Pavilion Thursday evening, tempering an unseasonably warm day in Chicago and part of a picture-perfect…

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Juneteenth and Navigating Dublin: both are complicated

During a five week study abroad program in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago and University College Dublin, during the summer of 2015,…

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Celebration and Celebrities at the Aud’s 125th Birthday Bash

Last night the Auditorium Theatre was teeming with opulence and excitement, in addition to Chicago celebrities John Mahoney, Patti LuPone, and Mayor Rahm too. The…

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Christopher Preissing Looks to his Past in “The Four Attic Windows”

Shortly after his excellent collaboration with Kristina Isabelle in The Floating City last year, composer Christopher Preissing did not take any time to rest. Four antique maps inspired…

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Chicago Sinfonietta’s ’13-14 Season Opener (review)

Can classical music and hip hop dance truly be friends? I don’t know… …but the Chicago Sinfonietta had the guts to try it in its…

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