John Lisovsky

CONTRIBUTIONS

USO concert to feature heavyweights of German romanticism

The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Strauss, Mahler, and Brahms, among others, this coming Saturday.

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March 7, 2013

Salonen and Wagner transcendent

Salonen leads the CSO in a rousing performance of a Wagner classic, with a flawless soprano to boot.

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February 26, 2013

Rach 3? What Rach 3? Sibelius shines under Elder and CSO

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs "The Water Goblin," Dvorak's symphonic poem; in the same performance, pianist Garrick Ohlsson takes on Rachimaninoff's "Third Piano Concerto."

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February 19, 2013

CSO's debt to Dutch artistry continues

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January 14, 2013

CSO Even Better at Beethoven's Seventh

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November 12, 2012

In Philharmonia performance of Beethoven and Berlioz, conductor's personality is manifest

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's excitement for the symphonies at hand elevated the night's performances.

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November 8, 2012

At CSO, riveting performance of obscure Beethoven mass

Bernard Haitink brilliantly conducts underplayed masterpiece Missa solemnis.

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October 30, 2012

Enthusiastic conductor leads CSO in speedy concert

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden guest-conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this past Wednesday.

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May 22, 2012

CSO shines with Ton Koopman and the mid-18th century

Ton Koopman conducted "Mozart & Beethoven at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this past Saturday.

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May 14, 2012

Mediocre production can't compensate for 'Teseo's dull plot

Chicago Opera Theater's production of 'Teseo' leaves much to be desired.

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May 1, 2012