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Archive for February 3, 2014

Familiar Faces in WFMT Studios

Ryan Singers Before Show

Many opera companies have young artist programs. Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center is becoming one of the most prized placements because those people actually get to work. The faces of J’nai Bridges, Julia Anne Miller, Emily Birsan, John Irvin etc. have not only been popping up at community concerts, and numerous public events, not to mention having their spot in the Rising Stars concert, but they’ve also been

MUTI-plied: CSO Extends Conductor to 2020

CSO music director Riccardo Muti; photo by Todd Rosenberg

Chicago Symphony music director Riccardo Muti announced today that he had extended his contract through August of 2020. Ever dramatic, Maestro Muti confessed he’s gotten “more homesick with age”—which could have been the preamble to a farewell—except, he revealed, that “Chicago had become a second home.”

The pairing of that orchestra and conductor has been

Chicago Chamber Musicians Remembers Founder

Avalon String Quartet

Monday’s live broadcast of the Chicago Chamber Musicians is dedicated to the memory of one incredible American woman: CCM co-founder and pianist Deborah Sobol who passed away suddenly a week ago. The Avalon Quartet worked closely with Debbie