Rembrandt takes on Stravinsky, Marsalis

Chamber group delivers rare performance of classical-jazz merger by Howard Reich Chicago Tribune Fourteen years ago, a large audience crowded Orchestra Hall for the Chicago premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ “A Fiddler’s Tale,” a full-blooded jazz response to Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” (“The Soldier’s Tale”). The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with Marsalis on[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players deliver exhilarating performances of rarely heard works

By WYNNE DELACOMA Chicago Classical Review The Rembrandt Chamber Players have been a lively, gifted ensemble since their first concert 21 seasons ago. Formed by some of Chicago’s leading musicians, they manage to find the sweet musical spot between the familiar and the unusual. The sense of discovery was high at Sunday night’s concert in[…]

Chamber brings new freshness to Mahler’s

By JOHN VON RHEIN Chicago Tribune The Rembrandt Chamber Players presented a fascinating rarity Sunday at the Merit School of Music’s Gottlieb Hall: Erwin Stein’s arrangement for small ensemble of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. The concert launched a Mahler project that will include similarly pared-down transcriptions of the composer’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” and “Das[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players performance does Golijov proud

By MICHAEL CAMERON Chicago Tribune Chicago institutions promoted Osvaldo Golijov for at least a few years before his appointment as CSO composer-in-residence in 2006, and in this short time we have been treated to a substantial chunk of his output. The centerpiece of the Rembrandt Chamber Players concert Sunday was a rare local performance of[…]