There’s almost always a flurry of activity at Symphony Center. When Maestro Muti is in town, it’s more like a cyclone of activity. The orchestra and chorus have been preparing performances of J.S. Bach‘s masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor. There were auditions and musicians hired. Four soloists are having their Chicago debut this week. more…
Archive for April 12, 2013
Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu is not wanting for work these days. The morning after a triumphant finish at the Metropolitan Opera (he sang Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata) he boarded a plane to Chicago. As it turns out, getting from New York to Chicago is a lot easier than getting from Verdi to Bach
Friends, family and a few Hollywood elite gathered at the Chicago Theatre last night to pay tribute to the late film critic, Roger Ebert, who lost his battle with cancer on April 4th.