Wynne Delacoma

Wynne Delacoma was classical music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1991 to 2006. She is currently a freelance arts writer, lecturer, and adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Articles by this Author

News Report
November 14, 2014

Is classical music criticism a mortally endangered art form? Top critics at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism say itʼs actually in a golden age, in some respects. Read the report to find out why.

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Feature Article
November 26, 2013

In Chicago, opera lovers are suddenly reveling in two new opera companies whose repertory expands and complements Chicago Lyric Opera.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
   Letter From Chicago: Symphony's Verdi Fest Draws Monster Crowds
October 10, 2013

In Verdi’s birth year, the Chicago Symphony celebrated the right way, led by Riccardo Muti, one of the greatest of the composer’s champions.

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News Report
March 25, 2012

The San Francisco Symphony opened the 10-day road show of its American Mavericks project on March 21 with works by Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and John Adams in Chicago’s Symphony Center.

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Artist Spotlight
February 7, 2012

The new music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, headed for performances in San Francisco, reflects on music’s ability to connect people and build the culture.

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Feature Article
January 31, 2012

Faced with the retirement of one famous conductor, the Chicago Symphony went courting and landed its man.

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