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Archive for February 27, 2014

Baroque&Before Features Lute and Gamba

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Baroque&Before, Thursday at 10:00 PM   They are two of the most popular destinations in France. The first of these, the splendorous chapel of the Sainte-Chapelle was part of the more…

Rouse and Philharmonic Have a Thing

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse

The quill has barely left the parchment since Christopher Rouse became composer-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic in 2010. In addition to writing pieces for the St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphonies, Rouse will have given the Philharmonic three new pieces

Impromptu with Philippe Jaroussky

Philippe Jaroussky

Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky is on tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, performing music by Nicola Porpora. His CD of Porpora’s works is WFMT’s New Release of the Week. Jaroussky and orchestra will be performing in Mandel Hall at the U of C on Friday evening at 7:30 PM.

In this Impromptu, Philippe Jaroussky performs with pianist Craig Terry

The Spring Thaw? Ravinia Announces 2014 Festival

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The programs are set; the wall calendars are ready for shipping. Fans will find this year’s Ravinia Festival promises something for everyone, and even some ticket incentives for the classically curious: $10 concerts for select events. In keeping with recent seasons, music director James Conlon will reassert his close connection to opera with three landmark works