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Archive for February 25, 2014

Pianist Returns for Hess Concert

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Benjamin Hochman made his Chicago Symphony debut sitting beside Trevor Pinnock, and another pianist, in the Mozart Triple Piano Concerto. Pinnock, who was conducting from the piano, is an esteemed keyboard player and early music specialist—one wonders if that’s slightly intimidating

Impromptu with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Cast members from Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s two shows by Stephen Sondheim came to WFMT’s studios for a live Impromptu. More on the Sondheim productions.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Road Show runs March 13 – May 4. Gypsy closes March 23

As If Love Weren’t Complicated Enough

Ilya Repin painted this portrait of Glinka composing Ruslan in his robe

[Tuesday Night Opera, 8:00 PM] An evil dwarf brother; a kidnapped princess, a giant’s head that talks, a vengeful sorceress, unworthy suitors and a lovesick bridegroom–those could almost be the plot points for The Ring of the Nibelung. In fact, this story predates Wagner, its source is Alexander Pushkin

Impromptu: Songs of Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim, 1976

[Tuesday at 4:00 PM] Players from Chicago Shakespeare Theater come to WFMT on Tuesday afternoon for a little live music and conversation with Kerry Frumkin. Continuing until May 4, CST presents the magic of Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy and Road Show.

The mini Sondheim fest is being staged