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Critic’s Choice

Wed Dec 07, 2016 at 11:50 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, Neeme Järvi was a regular podium guest with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra leading consistently inventive programs that often explored repertory byways.

The Estonian conductor returns to Orchestra Hall Thursday night for his first CSO stand in eight years. Järvi’s program will focus on the Russian-Scandinavian repertoire that has formed a large part of his career: two works by Sibelius (Karelia Suite and Symphony No. 5), Glazunov’s Concert Waltz No. 1, and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the excellent Vadim Gluzman as soloist.

Concert times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. Saturday. cso.org; 312-294-3000.

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