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Adam Neiman

Musicians may need engagements at big venues to bolster their careers, but it seems to me that most of them get more pleasure from playing intimate spaces. The same goes for connoisseurs of chamber music, many of whom can’t abide a large hall and the resulting physical and emotional distance between audience and performer. In […]

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Alban Gerhardt/Sergio Tiempo/Julia Fischer

The Ravinia Festival relies on heavy hitters like Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma to pack its pavilion, but it also has a farm system of sorts: the “Rising Stars” chamber concerts. This decade-old series, which runs from October to April each year, has showcased 144 young musicians; many have gone on to join major orchestras, […]