Adès to lead this week’s CSO concerts for ailing Franck

Tue Apr 11, 2023 at 8:44 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Thomas Adès made his CSO debut in last weekend’s concerts. Photo: Todd Rosenberg

If you liked Thomas Adès’ conducting this past weekend, you now have another opportunity to enjoy it.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that the British composer-conductor would stay in town to substitute for Mikko Franck at this week’s concerts. Franck cancelled his scheduled podium duties, CSO stated in a press release, “due to a knee injury from which it is taking him much longer than anticipated to recover.”

Sibelius’ Night Ride and Sunrise will replace Strauss’s Don Juan on the program. The rest of the lineup is unchanged: Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, and Rautavaara’s Deux Sérénades and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, both with Hilary Hahn as soloist.

Adès leads the final performance of the current program with Kirill Gerstein as soloist in Adès’ Piano Concerto 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

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