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Montana Aisle: Where earth meets cosmos, new Tippet Rise center melds music with art

Aug 2, 2016 – 12:10 am
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Report: On the high rolling hills in south central Montana, on a vast spread of land within hailing distance of Yellowstone, an artistic convergence has come to pass in the most improbable of forms: Beethoven has met his second self.

James Levine returns to Ravinia and the CSO, and a tempest gives place to maestro’s Mahler

Jul 24, 2016 – 3:06 pm
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Review: Even Mother Nature fell silent to listen when conductor James Levine made his much anticipated, storm-framed return to the Ravinia Festival on July 23. Levine led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a transcendent performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”), the very work with which he had made his emergency debut at Ravinia 45 years ago.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, in double duty as conductor and composer, sparks energy surge with CSO

Apr 13, 2014 – 10:28 pm

Review: The Finnish-born, California-invigorated composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, at 55, could not be more robustly complementary in nature to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s elegant 72-year-old Italian-born music director Riccardo Muti, who has taught Chicago so much about the composers in close orbit to Old Vienna. In March, Muti made familiar Schubert seem new again. In April, Salonen made new music sound familiar.