Hannah Edgar

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

CONTRIBUTIONS

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."

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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."

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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.”

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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February 1, 2016

the Sketch

Arts, briefly.

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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."

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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...'”

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November 30, 2015