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Once again the beautiful Symphony Garden with its reflecting pool, dancing fountains and tall overhanging spruce trees becomes the setting for an afternoon of opera highlights.
The renovated pavilion and gently sloping hillside, with great views throughout, play host to orchestra and audiences Saturday evening as Robert Vodnoy begins his 13th season as music director of the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra.
For the Cathedral Arts annual spring recital, organist David Troiano will play music built around the theme "With a Greater Alleluia: An Easter Celebration."
Chicago Opera Theater opens its 2012 season with Dmitri Shostakovich's "Moscow, Cheryomushki" and Handel's "Teseo."
New York–based international concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer will play works ranging from Baroque to contemporary on the Casavant organ at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Gary.
MICHIGAN CITY | The late summer ambiance of Michigan City's International Friendship Gardens becomes the backdrop at 4 p.m. today for a concert of highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2011-12 season.
The Labor Day Spectacular, hosted by the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra and Chorus, speaks to American traditions, themes and values and will conclude with fireworks over Lake Michigan.
Chicago's 2011 Theater on the Lake once again showcases some of the best professional off–Loop theater productions from this past year, selected by TOTL artistic director Hallie Gordon.
"Footprints in the Sand," featuring music by Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh and Rimsky-Korsakov's cinematic "Scheherazade," opens the 2011 season of the South Shore Orchestra under the direction of Troy Webdell. The program embodies the season's theme "Global Expressions" and extends the SS…
The fresh, crisp, outdoor sounds of the Dallas Brass should wow listeners of all ages Sunday afternoon in the concluding concert of the 63rd season of the NWI Concert Association/Munster.
"Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," "Something Wonderful," "Hello Young Lovers," "We Kiss in a Shadow," "I Have Dreamed," "Shall We Dance."
According to Valparaiso University theater director Lee Orchard, Stephen Sondheim called 'Floyd Collins' "the best new musical he's seen in the last 25 years."
Looking for an enchanted evening of song? How about a mixture of pop, jazz and opera delivered by world–class tenors?
Once again the stage at Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts transforms into an intimate cabaret space with table seating for 210. The occasion is the final installment of the "Opera Up Close" 2010-11 series, a concert version of Verdi's "La Traviata."
Internationally recognized as one of the great contemporary interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach's choral works, Bach Collegium Japan, led by Masaaki Suzuki, will perform the Lutheran composer's monumental Mass in B minor in the wonderful setting of Valparaiso University's Chapel of the Res…
What are your memories of John Davidson?
What James Bond movies have you (or haven't you) seen? Which is your favorite?
"Little Red Riding Hood" has long been a mainstay of popular culture.
John Bernthal, associate professor of music and associate university organist at Valparaiso University, makes his first appearance in the always superb Cathedral Arts Series.
The image of Gerald R. Ford has grown in stature over the years. It's widely acknowledged today that during his 2-1/2-years as president (1974–77), he helped restore faith in U.S. leaders and the American people. But many did not share this assessment during that time.
I confess I was not thrilled at the prospect of touring an old jail, but since other historic Crawfordsville sites of higher priority were closed, our group of long–time friends and, more recently, fellow travelers decided to visit the Rotary Jail Museum.
There's nothing like a live concert in a beautifully decorated auditorium with a symphony orchestra and chorus to spark holiday spirit. Recordings do not duplicate the energy flowing back and forth between performers and audience.
Can a séance actually bring back sprits of the deceased to communicate with loved ones?
Moliere's "Tartuffe," one of the greatest comedies of all time, should keep Valparaiso University theater audiences in stitches.
It can't be all that bad if it ends with four couples ready to be married in the sky.
The 60–member South Shore Orchestra, led by Troy Webdell, takes on humanity in its 2010 season.
Chorus Angelorum celebrates 25 years with a concert of something familiar and something new.
Are you willing to go where few humans have gone?
For its 12th Sondheim musical, Porchlight Music Theatre presents "Sunday in the Park with George," a story about life and art and how decisions affect future generations.
A shoe drops from the sky, a woman literally carries her broken heart in a bag and people fall (literally, not just figuratively) in or out of love.
You can go to Cirque du Soleil to see amazing virtuosic Argentine gaucho dancing, or you can go to the internationally acclaimed "Rhythm & Passion" performance Sept. 25 at Valparaiso High School.
Opera in the park?
Theatre at the Center presents the Northwest Indiana premiere and first Chicago area resident company production of the musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
"Am I goin' to see my grandpa,
The expanded Whiting Park Festival Chorus, prepared by Don Kometz, joins the orchestra in the final two concerts of the 2010 summer symphony season, conducted by music director Robert Vodnoy.
When it's turned on, it sizzles; when it heats up, it explodes.
Returning favorites Carl Linden and Marilyn Gaza and newcomers Take Five fill out the summer concert season at Whiting's Lakefront Park.
How do you stage a wooden puppet coming to life? How do you stage Pinocchio and his creator Geppetto being swallowed by the same giant whale?
Watching a great movie in the beautifully restored State Theatre in the heart of downtown Traverse City ... What more can you ask for?
The sidewalk space in front of Valparaiso's Old World Market once again creates a special ambiance for an old world–style chamber concert. The music will be played by a woodwind quintet composed of members of the South Shore Orchestra, led by Troy Webdell.
The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra, led by Robert Vodnoy, opens its four–concert 2010 season Saturday with a salute to Whiting's internationally renowned Pierogi Fest, being held July 23-25.
"It's a fable, a fantasy with authentic elements of real life on a Caribbean island. It's a life lesson about the power of love over death" says "Once on Thus Island" director David Bell.
'Jesus Christ Superstar' musical humanizes Biblical characters.
Ravinia is considered one of the best places for music events in the Chicago area.
Intriguing architecture, a captivating lakefront skyline and superb acoustics from the front rows to the back of the lawn, the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park makes an ideal home for the Grant Park Music Festival.
Neither the unique semi-outdoor venue nor the price has changed.
"Sugar," now playing at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, translates Billy Wilder's 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot" into Broadway musical theater.
The word "bohemian" can take on several meanings, as the South Shore Orchestra's "Bohemian Highway" concert will illustrate.
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