The Classical Review

My complete clips for The Classical Review and affiliated publications (most frequently Chicago Classical Review):


“Sides remain far apart as striking CSO musicians take to the picket line,” March 11, 2019 (co-byline).

“Lyric Opera responds to union charges on Day 2 of musicians strike,” October 10, 2018 (co-byline).


“Human drama to the fore in COT’s Chicago premiere of ‘Moby-Dick,'” April 22, 2019.

“North Shore Chamber Fest lines up a varied feast for its seventh season,” June 5, 2017.

“Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor charts his own adventurous musical path,” February 16, 2017.

“Kronos Quartet to revisit horrors of Vietnam with ‘My Lai,'” January 27, 2016.

“Cellist Joshua Roman set to premiere his new concerto with Illinois Philharmonic,” October 12, 2015.

“Bunch premiere to highlight opening week of Grant Park Music Festival,” June 15, 2015.


“Memorable Brahms and lively Garrop premiere spark Grant Park concert,” June 22, 2019.

“Despite traditional rain, Grant Park Music Festival opens season brightly,” June 13, 2019.

“UC forces deliver shattering account of Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our Time,'” June 3, 2019.

“Worlds collide with Arendt, Heidegger and a homicidal cat in Thompson Street Opera’s double bill,” April 5, 2019.

“Crossing Borders offers a bracing mix of music by African-American women,” April 1, 2019.

“Chaminade trio proves a discovery in mixed Orion Ensemble program,” March 21, 2019.

“Chamber Music Society avoids the usual suspects in engaging program of Mozart rarities,” February 12, 2019.

“Gryphon Trio provides shelter from the storm in Winter Chamber debut,” January 19, 2019.

“Zafa Collective opens new year with virtuosic diversity,” January 7, 2019.

“Chamber Music Society brings great polish, less spontaneity to Bach’s Brandenburgs,” December 19, 2018.

“Two fine singers vie with uninspired score in ‘When Adonis Calls,'” December 9, 2018.

“Chicago Ensemble explores new chamber music in ‘Discover America,'” November 25, 2018.

“Chicago composers display an array of individual voices at MusicNow,” November 20, 2018.

“Fiterstein, colleagues bring light to musical darkness at Mandel Hall,” November 17, 2018.

“Two remarkable debuts highlight CSO’s mostly Russian program,” November 16, 2018.

“Muti, CSO turn tragedy into spiritual transcendence with Verdi Requiem,” November 9, 2018.

“Rowdy and wry, “Will Kemp” returns to Newberry Consort,” October 20, 2018.

“Third Eye cast and staging impress in musically uneven ‘Patience & Sarah,'” October 6, 2018.

“Orion Ensemble serves up a Strauss discovery in season opener,” September 24, 2018.

“Tales of romantic obsession conclude Collaborative Works Festival,” September 9, 2018.

“Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra provide stellar advocacy in a basically Bardic program,” August 2, 2018.

“Grant Park strings move indoors for a light program of Grieg and Vivaldi,” July 10, 2018.

“A shining night of spiritual music from the Chicago Chorale,” November 18, 2017.

“Chicago Ensemble closes 40th season with music from the war years,” May 15, 2017.

“Rockefeller Chapel offers a well-balanced program with Schütz rarity,” April 10, 2017.

“MusicNOW tribute rightly celebrates Boulez legacy with new music,” April 4, 2017.

“CCO offers a pleasing mix with premiere of Boustead concerto,” March 11, 2017.

“Kraemer, MOB explore orchestral origins with elan,” February 28, 2017.

“Fine playing and odd presentation collide in Kremerata Baltica concert,” February 2, 2017.

“Pianist Chen brings a fresh approach to Rachmaninoff with IPO,” January 22, 2017.

“Uneven ‘My Lai’ proves a work in progress at Harris Theater,” January 30, 2016.

“Pressler shows flashes of old magic despite the march of time,” January 25, 2016.

“Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning work offers timely environmental music for Miami,” December 1, 2015 (syndicated in Miami Herald).

“Pianist’s sublime Rachmaninoff highlights Illinois Philharmonic program,” November 22, 2015.

“Civitas Ensemble serves up vitality and emotion in season opener,” October 17, 2015.

“Fifth House Ensemble opens tenth season with raucous, rewarding program,” October 5, 2015.

“Yundi and The Knights make for rich and rewarding double bill at Ravinia,” July 6, 2015.

“The Chicago Ensemble roves, enjoyably, from Bach to Bloch,” May 4, 2015.

“Hahn and Smyth shine in Bach and Auerbach,” April 13, 2015.