- Walking the Walk: Thirsty Ears Festival Reinvents Itself The reorganization of the concert is just half of the reimagination of the festival. There’s also an entirely separate component: an audio walking tour of the Ravenswood neighborhood.
- Locals Take Lolla: Chicago Acts Help Reset the Festival In the event you’re going to Lollapalooza, here are the local artists to hear and see, and why.
- Departing the Comfort Zone: Ear Taxi Festival’s Ambitious Return In “Up High” two artists confront a shared fear of heights by performing on pedestals on the ninth floor of the penthouse of the Logan Center. One can only imagine what the rehearsals were like.
- Period Performances for a Friend: A Review of Beethoven 250 Festival at Harris Theater It isn’t just the materials that are different, it is an entirely different aesthetic approach that needs to be employed for those materials to be effective.
- Alsop Ushers In Ravinia's CSO Return: A Review of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival The CSO gave Alsop a nuanced and well-balanced performance that was greeted with an instantaneous standing ovation at its rousing conclusion.
- Music Top 5: May 2020 Steve Dawson’s new album features highly sophisticated songwriting gilded with dazzling orchestral colors—plus of course that gorgeously evocative voice.