Hello everyone — haven’t posted here in a while, but with the continued closure of live music and performance venues … Continue reading Counting Down…Best of 2020
After last year’s CSO strike in the spring, just around this time of year actually, I honestly didn’t think we’d … Continue reading Spring 2020 Reflections (Part 2): COVID19 Shutdown
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