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Archive for March 15, 2009

Ravinia 2009 — Lincoln, vocals, “Rigoletto,” Weill, and Mendelssohn

Due to scheduling problems, my Chicago Sun-Times preview this week of the Ravinia Festival classical music season for summer 2009 was not linked easily to the print edition. Here 'tis, with more to come: Ravinia Festival to showcase Lincoln's legacy BY ANDREW PATNER Abraham Lincoln's legacy will hold center stage at this summer's Ravinia Festival more…

Lisitsa’s unscheduled CSO debut — “Emperor”‘s princess

Here is my Sunday, March 15 suntimes.com review of the Saturday, March 14, 2009, Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance of the "Emperor" Concerto with Valentina Lisitsa, James Gaffigan conducting. Pinch hitter Lisitsa goes with the slow on Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ BY ANDREW PATNER RECOMMENDED Repeats Sunday March 15 at 3 p.m. Even the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has more…