Chamber music to be synchronized to Adler Planetarium Yoonie Yang Stargazers and classical music fans will have the chance to unite for a unique performance at Adler Planetarium in August. In collaboration with the planetarium, Fifth House Ensemble, a Chicago-based chamber music group, will perform Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” synchronized to

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Uncompromising Iconoclast in All Her Forceful Glory Steve Smith The dogged originality and eruptive energy encountered in the music of Galina Ustvolskaya, a Soviet-era Russian composer, are undeniable. Factor in the eccentricity and ego of her public pronouncements, as well as the spiritual streak that runs through her slender output, and you have the stuff

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Black Violet: A Cat’s Story of the Plague 5HE’s Adam Marks and Ezra Claytan Daniels join Alison Cuddy in the WBEZ studio on 848. Set in the mid-17th century, the story of Black Violet involves violence, deception, mass-murder even The Plague. But the victims focused on in this story aren’t lords or peasants; they are

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