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

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ChicagoHilary Hahn Plays Brahms

Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Mikko Franck; Hilary Hahn

ChicagoBychkov conducts Brahms

Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Brahms
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Renaud Capuçon

ChicagoSir Andrew Conducts Handel’s Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Joélle Harvey; Jennifer Johnson Cano; Matthew Polenzani; John Relyea

ChicagoLucas & Arthur Jussen

Mozart, Schubert, Kulenty, Stravinsky
Lucas Jussen; Arthur Jussen

ChicagoLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Yi-Chen Lin; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Duane Schuler; Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra; Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus

ChicagoChampion: An Opera in Jazz

Blanchard: Champion: An Opera in Jazz
Enrique Mazzola; James Robinson; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Allen Moyer; Montana Levi Blanco; Donald Holder; Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
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Davidsen and Stemme anchor an extraordinary Jenůfa in Chicago

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Claus Guth's production foregrounds the regimented, repressive world that drives the plot of Janáček’s tragic masterpiece.
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Fresh eyes on Rachmaninov in Chicago

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The Finnish conductor values attention to detail across three disparate 20th-century pieces, highlighting the uniform strength of the Chicago musicians.
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Riccardo Muti concludes Chicago tenure with a divine Missa solemnis

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Riccardo Muti selects Beethoven’s daunting Missa solemnis for his final performance as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, a performance that proves worthy of his remarkable tenure.
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts an impressive Shostakovich Eight in Chicago

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Jurowski and Martin Helmchen underline how much Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 25 in C major looks forward to the “Jupiter” Symphony and to Beethoven. 
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The Spektral Quartet depicts worlds unseen in a Chicago planetarium

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

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Daniel Catán's operatic adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of evil scientist and poisoned plants is compellingly set in Chicago's Field Museum.
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