Well, that was quick! Less than a week after the final program of the CSO’s abridged 2020-2021 season concluded, the … Continue reading A Preview of Maestro Muti’s Return to Chicago: 2021-2022 CSO Season Highlights
Hi y’all! I know I said I’d write a post right after New Year’s but got caught up in a … Continue reading Neujahrskonzert 2021
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
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!
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
Woke up to some somber news early this morning: the great conductor, Mariss Jansons, passed away yesterday at his home … Continue reading In memoriam: Mariss Jansons (1943-2019)
Earlier this year, there was some buzz in the musicology research community (and the general Italian opera-loving community) relating to … Continue reading Studi Verdiani 28: Verdi’s Aida
As I and millions of people around the world helplessly watched the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris crumble before … Continue reading Longest CSO Strike Finally Ends (Thank You Rahm Emanuel!)