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Aldo Abreu

Born in Caracas, the son of a harpsichordist who founded one of the first Baroque ensembles in Latin America, Aldo Abreu didn’t take up the recorder until his early teens. He liked its dulcet, hollow sound, but realized that most people didn’t consider it a serious instrument: it was too simple and old-fashioned, a folk […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Here’s something you don’t see in America very often: Shakespeare that makes sense. Directors Curt Columbus and Gavin Witt jam 28 University of Chicago students and 18 neighborhood kids into a rollickingly hip, unashamedly rough-edged, and wondrously clear A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed under the stars in the Reynolds Club courtyard. They update the play […]