Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars opens the 2021-22 Chicago season

United StatesUnited States Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2021/22 Ensemble, Lyric Opera Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola (conductor). Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park), Chicago, 29.8.2021. (JLZ)

Anthony Reed (bass) and Enrique Mazzola (conductor) (c) Kyle Flubacker

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Lyric Opera of Chicago pares down a Wagnerian epic for a pandemic drive-through

United StatesUnited States Twilight: Gods, a Drive-Through Adaptation of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung: Soloists, actors and dancers, Members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. Performed at Millennium Lakeside Parking Garage, Chicago and reviewed on 26.4.2021 (running through 2.5.2021). (DP)

avery r. young (narrator) in Twilight: Gods (c) Kyle Flubacker

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Haunting arrangements of Haitian songs from Nathalie Joachim and the Spektral Quartet

United StatesUnited States Various, Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute and electronics) and Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon, Maeve Feinberg [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). Filmed for Cal Performances at Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, reviewed as a live stream (14.10.2020) and available on demand through 12.1.2021. (HS)

Nathalie Joachim

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Live concerts, live audiences, and live-streaming, return chamber music to Chicago’s North Shore Chamber Music Festival

United StatesUnited States Milhaud, Ravel, Gershwin, Bloch, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Auerbach, Dorman, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms: Vadim Gluzman (violin), Ilya Shterenberg (clarinet]) Mark Kosower (cello), Angela Yoffe (piano), William Wolfram (piano). Streamed live from PianoForte Studios Chicago, 10 and 11.9.2020. (AK)

Vadim Gluzman, Angela Yoffe, Mark Kosower and Ilya Shterenberg
perform Dancing with the Torah at Mount Meron (c) Daniel Odroniec

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North Shore Chamber Music Festival – onstage/offstage in-person and livestream concerts

Live concerts with live audiences (as well as with worldwide streaming) return to Chicago with an unusual series of chamber music at the North Shore Chamber Music Festival North Shore Chamber Music Festival would have celebrated its 10th anniversary season in June but, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebrations had to be cancelled. This … Read more