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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Chicago, IL, United States

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ChicagoStravinsky, Beethoven & Sibelius 2

Stravinsky, Beethoven, Sibelius
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Francesco Piemontesi; Chicago Symphony Chorus

ChicagoThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Christopher Wheeldon; Joffrey Ballet

ChicagoHilary Hahn, Tchaikovsky & Bartók

Tarrodi, Tchaikovsky, Bartók
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dalia Stasevska; Hilary Hahn

ChicagoThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice & Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Dukas, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; TBC; Cameron Carpenter

ChicagoAlsop Conducts Wolfe: Her Story

Clyne, Montgomery, Wolfe
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Awadagin Pratt; Lorelei Ensemble

ChicagoHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Sir Andrew Davis; Richard Jones; Lyric Opera of Chicago; John Macfarlane; Jennifer Tipton; Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
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The Spektral Quartet depicts worlds unseen in a Chicago planetarium

Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Enigma is presented in the Adler Planetarium, with video designed by Sigurður Guðjónsson. 
****1
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Gothic psychodrama: Chicago Opera Theater La hija de Rappaccini

Daniel Catán's operatic adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of evil scientist and poisoned plants is compellingly set in Chicago's Field Museum.
***11
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Chicago Symphony soloists channel the Infinite in Messiaen

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time is given a rapt performance in Chicago. 

****1
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Chicago Symphony musicians captivate in Mozart and Brahms

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony showed their mettle as chamber players in a Mozart serenade and a Brahms sextet.
***11
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Chicago Symphony players show their brilliance as chamber musicians

Contrasting Gounod, Mozart and Ravel works were combined into an exhilarating package of technical virtuosity and musical finesse.
****1
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Confident new works from the Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet presents a roster of choreographers with new approaches, a positive impression for the future of ballet. 
*****
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