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Music of the Baroque

White Lights of the French Baroque: An Evening of Marc-Antoine Charpentier at Alice Tully Hall

Victoria Martino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Victoria Martino

The tone of the evening could best be characterized as lugubrious, focusing upon suffering, torture, and martyrdom. The only moments of relief came in the joyful, celebratory choruses of St. Cecilia's spiritual triumph over evil and the father's forgiveness of his prodigal son.

Summer's End

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

This chilly fall is premature, I think. While technically we are in the autumn, we should remember that on election day last Nov. 4 we were basking i...

Back in the Groove

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Having a week off at this time of the year is a good refresher there is no doubt. But of course it means that on return there is a bundle to do. But...