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Summer is icumen in: Classical concerts fill Ravinia Festival stages, alfresco and indoors

Jun 20, 2017 – 9:55 am
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Preview: A bountiful smorgasbord of classical music enriches the summer fare at the 2017 Ravinia Festival. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra puts in a stint with an array of guest conductors and soloists at the festival pavilion, while on a smaller scale indoor venues will see a parade of string quartets and pianists. We offer a comprehensive look-ahead at Ravinia’s classical presentation.

String trio Time for Three twists classical roots into genre-smashing concerts of discovery

Jul 3, 2014 – 4:16 pm
Time for Three's new album spotlights cellist Alisa Weilerstein and vocalist Joshua Radin.

Preview: The term “crossover” just doesn’t seem adequate for the super-eclectic, albeit classically rooted, string trio Time for Three, which makes its debut at Chicago’s City Winery on July 7. A different word is needed for the creative adventures and mash-ups that fire the collective imagination of violinists Nicolas Kendall and Zachary De Pue and bassist Ranaan Meyer. If there’s any road these youthful musical wanderers have not yet taken, it’s only a matter of time. They are stylistically peripatetic — with a vengeance.

Pianist Eschenbach, baritone Goerne plunge into churning stream of Schubert’s ‘Müllerin’

Jan 17, 2014 – 1:13 am
Mattias Goerne and Christoph Eschenbach, frequent Schubert collaborators  (Wolfgang Lienbacher-Salzburg Festival)

Preview: Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach have collaborated many times on Schubert’s famous song-cycles – including the tragic “Schöne Müllerin,” which they will perform Jan. 19 at Orchestra Hall. It is an ever-evolving dramatic adventure, says Eschenbach, literally a flowing river which these two actors, baritone and pianist, can never experience twice in the same way.

Bernard Rands work inspired by Beckett poetry renews composer’s time-honored link to CSO

Dec 20, 2013 – 1:42 pm
Composer Bernard Rands (BernardRands.com)

Interview: For many, “…where the murmurs die…” will constitute a first Rands encounter. Indeed, this intimate marvel from 1993 is the perfect piece for it, whether one hears it shimmer in the live acoustical space of Orchestra Hall or through a pair of earphones.