John Lisovsky


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.


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.


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."


February 19, 2013

CSO's debt to Dutch artistry continues


January 14, 2013

CSO Even Better at Beethoven's Seventh


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.


November 8, 2012

At CSO, riveting performance of obscure Beethoven mass

Bernard Haitink brilliantly conducts underplayed masterpiece Missa solemnis.


October 30, 2012

Enthusiastic conductor leads CSO in speedy concert

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


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.


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.


May 1, 2012