Performances

Mälkki, CSO ignite a summer storm with epic Sibelius at Ravinia

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Repin uneven in Sibelius, but Mälkki leads CSO in a notably fresh “Eroica” at Ravinia

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Articles

North Shore Chamber Fest lines up a varied feast for its seventh season

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News

Conlon to replace ailing Eschenbach at Ravinia

Tue Jul 25, 2017 at 7:39 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

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James Conlon

Christoph Eschenbach has pulled out of this weekend’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts at Ravinia due to illness, the festival announced Monday night.

James Conlon, Ravinia’s former music director, will return to conduct the Friday and Saturday concerts. The programs will remain the same except for Mendelssohn’s “Italian ” symphony replacing the same composer’s “Reformation” symphony Friday night.

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