De Waart to take over Dohnanyi CSO program

Tue May 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Edo de Waart conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday night. File photo: Todd Rosenberg
Edo de Waart. File photo: Todd Rosenberg

In what has become his regular local role, Edo de Waart will once again substitute for an ailing Chicago Symphony Orchestra podium guest.

Christoph von Dohnanyi has bowed out of the first week of his June CSO residency to recover from eye surgery. He is still scheduled to lead the June 9-11 program.

De Waart, music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the June 2-7 CSO concerts. The program is unchanged, featuring Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, and Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 with Daniel Gingrich, as soloist.

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4 Responses to “De Waart to take over Dohnanyi CSO program”

  1. Posted May 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm by Matthias

    It’s a sad fact of the current CSO programming era that their concerts are so easily conducted, unchanged, by last-minute fill-in conductors.

  2. Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm by Acastos

    What do you want them to do – cancel the performance altogether because there’s nobody who can conduct the scheduled programme at the last minute? What an inane comment.

  3. Posted May 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm by Spencer

    Yes, lame comment….this week all-Stravinsky, next week world premiere, soon thereafter a not often heard work by Bruckner….and you pick on this one program as facile standards?

  4. Posted May 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm by Tod Verklärung

    Is Stravinsky now considered avant garde? No, it is standard repertoire. Same with the Bruckner. I think Matthias’s point is a valid one: too many programs show little imagination and steer clear of composers the audience doesn’t know.

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