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Archive for January 8, 2014

Cellist Profile: Steven Isserlis

Steven Isserlis; photo by Kevin Davis

Honored as a Commander of the British Empire, he specializes in period performance practice (early music), contemporary music; the cello repertoire in general, and in writing children’s books. Steven Isserlis’s recording of the Bach Cello Suites was Gramophone magazine’s Instrumental Disc of the Year, while his story The Little Red Violin (And the Big Bad more…

The Most Valuable Freebie

Chicago Cultural Center

Live Broadcast Wednesday at 12:15 PM   The Chicago Tribune calls it “the most valuable freebie in downtown Chicago music this side of the Grant Park Music Festival.” Well. There’s no danger of competition from Grant Park today. Anytime of year, Chicago’s visitors marvel at that section of Michigan Avenue around Randolph and Washington. Pedestrians more…