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El Pasado Nunca se Termina Review – Beautiful and Moving

El Pasado Nunca se Termina Review – Beautiful and Moving In the 90-minute production of "El Pasado Nunca se Termina", at the Civic Opera House, I felt part of a moving immigrant story to which I could relate and learned an encapsulated chunk or Mexican history about which I previously knew very little

Samuel Marques Profile – Extraordinary Sound from a Self-described Ordinary Guy

Samuel Marques Profile – Extraordinary Sound from a Self-described Ordinary Guy Rising star clarinetist Samuel Marques reflects on how he is more "regular guy" than the average professional musician

CSO Plays Brahms 3 Review-New Piece Brings Pleasant Surprise, Masterpieces Don't

CSO Plays Brahms 3 Review-New Piece Brings Pleasant Surprise, Masterpieces Don't A new composition from a young composer highlights an otherwise pedestrian rendering of two staples

Boulez-Centered MusicNOW Review – Music Most Abstract

 Boulez-Centered MusicNOW Review – Music Most Abstract MusicNOW showcases works by Boulez and series organizers' Bates and Clyne

Murray Perahia at Orchestra Hall Review-Perahia Brings Consummate Professionalism, As Expected

Murray Perahia at Orchestra Hall Review-Perahia Brings Consummate Professionalism, As Expected The acclaimed pianist returns to Chicago with a masterwork-filled program

Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Primal Instincts” Concert Review – A Perfect Spring Concert

Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Primal Instincts” Concert Review – A Perfect Spring Concert Spring arrived in Naperville on March 21st heralded by crocuses bursting forth, sunshine and the Chicago Sinfonietta’s spring inspired program performed at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College. Again on the 23rd at Symphony Center

Plaehn by Name, Not by Nature

Plaehn by Name, Not by Nature David Plaehn's bluesy roots explored

“Beyond the Aria” Season Finale Review –Voices with Power

“Beyond the Aria” Season Finale Review –Voices with Power In an intimate performance space, "Beyond the Aria"'s season finale showcased soprano Amber Wagner, tenor Brandon Jovanovic and baritone/pianist/composer Will Liverman

“The Signal” at City Winery Review – A Doo Wop Rhapsody

“The Signal” at City Winery Review – A Doo Wop Rhapsody Nostagia-fueled joy exploded from the audience as the old Doo Wop standards were performed in "The Signal" at City Winery

Seymour: An Introduction - Ethan Hawke's First Documentary

Seymour: An Introduction - Ethan Hawke's First Documentary Seymour: An Introduction, an intriguing and moving documentary by Ethan Hawke tributing Seymour Bernstein

Redfest DXB Review - Dubai's Top Pop Music Festival

Redfest DXB Review - Dubai's Top Pop Music Festival Redfest DXB was an enjoyable evening of pop music and entertainment for guests of all ages

Echo Sparks "Ghost Town Girl" CD Release Party

Echo Sparks "Ghost Town Girl" CD Release Party Echo Sparks CD Release Party

The ABT's Sleeping Beauty - Ratmansky Chooses A More Simple But Poetic Approach

The ABT's Sleeping Beauty -  Ratmansky Chooses A More Simple But Poetic Approach American Ballet Theatre, also known as ABT, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year with a new Alexei Ratmansky version of a Ballet classic: The Sleeping Beauty

Society of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Romantic Quartets Review - Breaking the Mold

Society of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Romantic Quartets Review - Breaking the Mold A program from Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society previews a new recording, defined by intense approach to piano quartets

Motown 25 Interview - Music Legends Unite For the First Time in 30 Years

Motown 25 Interview - Music Legends Unite For the First Time in 30 Years Music Legends come together to celebrate Black History Month & TJL Productions' My Music Special: Motown 25, which airs nationally on PBS on February 28

Lyric Opera’s “The Passenger” Review – Moving Score Imploring Holocaust Memory

Lyric Opera’s “The Passenger” Review – Moving Score Imploring Holocaust Memory In its Midwest premiere, the Lyric Opera presents "The Passenger", a moving story of life and death in Auschwitz

Getting Together with CommonUnion59

Getting Together with CommonUnion59 CommonUnion59 Releases New Album Heartbeat Serenade

Liz Graham Dirties Up Her Heart and Hands with Charcoal on Canvas

Liz Graham Dirties Up Her Heart and Hands with Charcoal on Canvas Liz Graham Charcoal on Canvas

Eddie Money Review - More For The Money

Eddie Money Review - More For The Money Eddie Money continues down the seemingly endless road of musical possibilities which have kept him passionate for the craft he has nurtured for nearly four decades

Chicago Opera Theater Therese Raquin Review - COT's Latest Production Comes Stocked With Suspense and Horror Elements

Chicago Opera Theater Therese Raquin Review - COT's Latest Production Comes Stocked With Suspense and Horror Elements Chicago Opera Theater finds another hidden gem, an adaptation of Zola's "operatic" novel

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