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Chicago’s Joffrey, Cleveland Orchestra pair in scary matchup of Bartók’s psycho thrillers

Apr 11, 2016 – 3:03 pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
conducted by Franz Welser-Möst 
The Joffrey Ballet
Ashley Wheater, artistic director
choreography and stage direction by Yuri Possokhov
set, lighting, and projection design by Alexander V. Nichols
costume design by Mark Zappone
Mikhail Petrenko, bass
Katarina Dalayman, soprano
Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
BARTÓK - The Miraculous Mandarin 
BARTÓK - Bluebeard’s Castle
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Review: A metal and glass cage hovered behind the conductor’s podium for the Cleveland Orchestra’s newest collaboration with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet, a pair of works by Bartók staged with the intensity of Poe and Hitchcock. Nine Joffrey dancers and two fine singers shared space with the musicians at Cleveland’s Severance Hall, where music director Franz Welser-Möst and choreographer Yuri Possokhov presented their combined vision.

Van Zweden, Chicago Symphony bring heat with torrid Bartók concerto, Mozart and Bates

Jun 1, 2013 – 12:01 pm
Jaap van Zweden, guest conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 05-2013 credit Todd Rosenberg

Review: On the last day of May, full summer beckoning, Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of fresh abundance, showcasing the virtuosity of the CSO musicians themselves in Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and also turning the spotlight on two youthful artists of distinction — composer Mason Bates and pianist David Fray. ★★★★

Subbing for Boulez again, Cristian Macelaru looks like conducting star on rise with CSO

Mar 8, 2013 – 6:02 pm
Cristian Macelaru

Review: Twice in the last two seasons the young Romanian-born conductor Cristian Macelaru has stepped into the same big shoes, replacing an indisposed Pierre Boulez on the podium of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After the second look, on March 7, one can only join the applauding CSO musicians in saluting Macelaru as a star in the making. ★★★★