Andrew talks with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is in town to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma 2/28 – 3/2 at Orchestra Hall. Esa-Pekka Salonen © 2012 Sonja Werner
Archive for February, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew recommends that you leave your pencils and scorecards at home for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with Andreas Mitisek, the new general director of Chicago Opera Theater. COT opens its 2013 season, the first planned by Mitisek, this Saturday with “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Philip Glass, at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park.
Monday, February 11, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew features eighth blackbird’s recent Cedille Records recording “meanwhile” which yesterday won both Grammy Awards for which it was nominated — Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Best Contemporary Composition for Stephen Hartke’s title work.
Monday, February 4, 2013 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks with veteran actor, director, playwright, and teacher Austin Pendleton. His new staging of Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” opened this weekend at the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre for a three-month run.