The 40-minute choral work by David Lang was written for 1,000 people, who are called on to yell, whisper, clap and engage in some rudimentary singing.
The virtually sold-out program in Orchestra Hall on Saturday centered on two 19th-century stalwarts and a pair of crowd-pleasing, blue-chip artists.
Chicago-area art museums, galleries are primed for an exciting season.
Krijgh will join conductor Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Festival Orchestra downtown, and two days later she will perform a recital at Ravinia.
The exhibit spotlights the struggles and triumphs of the more than 20,000 ex-residents of the internment camps who settled in Chicago.
It’s the artist’s first major retrospective in the United States in 10 years.
On May 13 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the soprano will sing her final performance as the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier.”
Chicago boasts one of the finest and most varied collections of public art in the world.
Guest conductor Justin Freer and the orchestra will perform an expanded, freshly restored version of the film’s score during a screening of the movie.