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A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

Dec 23, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

Much has happened during this transformative decade in the classical scene from the establishment of a feisty baroque opera company and contemporary music festival to the opening of three major academic facilities. Towering over all else in Chicago's classical-music scene during the past decade was Riccardo Muti's tenure as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which began Sept. 19, 2010, with a bang an introductory concert in the Pritzker Pavilion that drew more than 26,000 listen...