Rebecca Julie

Deputy Arts Editor


Timid Soloist Undercuts Bold Conducting at CSO

Sibelius's violin concerto fell flat with soloist Baiba Skride, but conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the boldness it deserves.


November 3, 2016

Reg Showcases Wiesel's Legacy

Regenstein Library collects art inspired by the Holocaust in memory of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel.


October 24, 2016

Clowning Around with Elizabethan "SNL"

In "The Clown," Newberry Consort marries music and improv—with a hefty dose of The Bard.


October 17, 2016

Ear Taxi Festival Gives Local Composers a Lyft

“I think the contemporary classical music scene in Chicago is the best in the United States. I feel very strongly about it,” Thomas said.


September 29, 2016

Uncommon Interview: Barbara Schubert Reflects on 40 Years With the USO

"I’m conducting, and hopefully bringing some insight and hopefully a great deal of joy to a lot of people, and that is my purpose."


May 26, 2016

Maestro with a Mission: A (Very) Open Rehearsal with Riccardo Muti

"Muti, a veteran conductor known for his stern and stoic conducting style, showed off a more playful side at Sunday’s open rehearsal."


April 25, 2016

University celebrates 125 years of student artists with Logan exhibition

"...the show also includes a comprehensive timeline of the arts at UChicago, which includes such events as the creation of Doc Films and the first Summer Breeze concert."


November 16, 2015