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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, […]

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Acid Mothers Temple/Spaceheads

The sprawling psychedelia of the Japanese collective Acid Mothers Temple–more formally known as Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.–makes the neohippie trappings of their countrymen in Ghost seem downright subtle. On their recently released second album, Pataphisical Freak Out MU!! (P.S.F.), about 15 of the 30-some “famous and unknown musicians, artists, dancers, farmers, […]