Hannah Edgar

Deputy Editor-in-Chief  /   2018 Class   /  @2ndFiddle


Sleepy Storytelling at CSO Stunts Tchaikovsky, Mahler

". . . under the fingers of the CSO’s caramel strings, one wondered anew why Miranda and Ferdinand’s love theme isn’t heard as often as Romeo and Juliet’s."


April 21, 2016

Lesbians, Guns, and a Dead Dog in a Handbag: Cocked at Victory Gardens

"Gubbins’s three-person drama demonstrates how easily fear and prejudice can lead to violent escalation, inexorably building to a Hitchcockian, Rear Window-esque climax."


March 3, 2016

Panel Parses Through Questions Of Race, Class In The Concert Hall

“The theory of change behind that program was that low-income children, largely children of color, would raise their grades and become better citizens through classical music.”


March 1, 2016

Salonen, Ma Convene at CSO in Eclectic Program

"Ma played the concerto with the extroverted passion that has become his near-trademark, though it proved to be something of a double-edged sword in his interpretation."


February 29, 2016

Philip Glass (A.B.'56) at UChicago: A Residency in Three Parts

"My impression is that there’s a special spirit to the University of Chicago . . . This was always a very powerful place to be."


February 23, 2016

Rozhdestvensky Shines in Last-Minute CSO Shuffle

"Rakastava makes up for its occasional clunkiness with sparse, simple emotiveness. Perhaps that’s why it was the darling Sibelius just couldn’t kill."


February 15, 2016

Editor’s Choice: Highlights Abound in Lyric Opera and CSO’s 2016–17 Seasons

"Hang on to your lorgnettes—we’re in for a whizz-bang season."


February 1, 2016

the Sketch

Arts, briefly.


January 14, 2016

Last week at the CSO: a hero’s life, and a life remembered

"Moser’s interpretation brought together everything one could hope for in a performance of this work: finessed melodic lines, adroit finger work, arresting yet unpretentious virtuosity, and a dash of cheeky wit."


January 11, 2016

CSO and UChicago plan daylong Bach party on South Side

“'There’s this [misconception] that different kinds of music need to live in different kinds of places—that classical music is white music and doesn’t have a place in black neighborhoods...'”


November 30, 2015