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Archive for October 19, 2015

“Sylvia,” Rare Delibes Ballet, Comes to Chicago

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When Tchaikovsky heard Delibes’s ballet Sylvia, he said, “I was ashamed. If I had known this music early then, of course, I would not have written Swan Lake.” I spoke with Neumeier, Joffrey artistic director Ashley Wheater, and Joffrey music director Scott Speck during rehearsals for Sylvia to learn more about this underappreciated work.

Chicago Native an Audience Favorite at Chopin Competition

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Last night, the finals of the Chopin Piano Competition began in the national concert hall here in Warsaw, Poland. For the last three weeks, this hall has been the center of more…