Marin Alsop was right. The conductor — a protégé of Leonard Bernstein’s — long has argued that the composer’s “Mass” is not the stylistic mess its early critics claimed but simply an expression of his voracious appetite for classical, jazz, blues and other musical idioms.READ MORE
Say what you will, the performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Saturday night at the Ravinia Festival proved one thing: it is possible to do a memorable, world-class presentation of a piece that isn’t very good.
Was Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” his foremost achievement or his biggest embarrassment? Was it a triumphant exploration of faith or a hodgepodge of too many musical languages? Or was it all the above?READ MORE
No composer meant more to Leonard Bernstein – nor did more to inspire his social activism and hopes for humanity – than Beethoven.READ MORE
CHICAGO - Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) today announced David Koo as the organization’s new Chairman of the Board.READ MORE
Chicago Children's Choir travels to Oregon using music to inspire bonds between kids.READ MORE
Two special productions came to Chicago stages this past weekend.READ MORE