Finding some time to catch up on the blog posts, and I thought I’d provide an update on the most … Continue reading Spring 2020 Reflections (Part 1): Yo-Yo Ma / Civic 100, Gardiner’s Beethoven, Blomstedt Returns to Chicago
Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog (sorry about that!). I, like millions worldwide, have been making … Continue reading Muti Conducts Beethoven 2 / 5…and a Bacri World Premiere
Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, and Aida. These four operas of Giuseppe Verdi are the first four operas that Maestro Muti has … Continue reading Muti Conducts Cavalleria Rusticana in Chicago
Typically, season announcements are a happy time of the year (for me at least!), as we finally get to see … Continue reading 2020-2021 Chicago Symphony Season Announced!
What news to wake up to, let alone on the first day of 2020: Maestro Muti will be conducting the … Continue reading A Start of a New Decade: Happy 2020!
What a decade it’s been! From graduating junior high in 2010, to graduating high school in 2014, to graduating college … Continue reading Counting Down…Best of the Decade
As I have done in years past (see 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015) at the end of the year, I am listing my … Continue reading Counting Down…Best of 2019
Some of the top names in classical music made their stops in Chicago at Symphony Center these past couple of … Continue reading November-December 2019 at Symphony Center: Rudolf Buchbinder, Yannick Nezet-Seguin / Joyce DiDonato, Ray Chen, and Jan Lisiecki
After two weeks in Italy this past summer, studying Italian opera under Maestro Muti, you would think that I would … Continue reading Lyric Opera Fall/Winter 2019: Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, and Donizetti