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On large scale and small, Rozhdestvensky’s festive visit with CSO leaves fond memories

Feb 13, 2016 – 1:13 pm
2/11/16 8:12:06 PM -- Chicago Symphony Orchestra 125th Year.

Maestro Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducts Sibelius' Rakastava

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Review: As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has no other festival planned for the current season, let us declare the past two weekends – two completely different but equally marvelous musical encounters — as Rozhdestvensky Fest. After leading his scheduled week of Shostakoivch concerts, the 84-year-old Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky took over for an ailing Riccardo Muti in a second, more intimate program.

‘Rosenkavalier’ at the Lyric: Fleeting youth meets ardent love on high plane of singing

Feb 10, 2016 – 6:31 pm
Amanda Majeski in Der Rosenkavalier at the Chicago Lyric Opera (Cory Weaver)

Review: There was a palpable sense of past, present and future in the Civic Opera House on Feb. 8, when the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented Richard Strauss’ exquisite 1911 opera “Der Rosenkavalier,” his domestic comedy of love and loss in the Mozartean vein. The tale swirls around the gentle crisis of a beautiful but lonely Viennese countess who feels her youth slipping away, sung by Illinois soprano Amanda Majeski, a promising singer at the threshold of a significant career. ★★★★

To sub for ailing Muti, spry Russian Rozhdestvensky, 84, agrees to stick around

Feb 5, 2016 – 7:27 am
Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky

News Release: CHICAGO — Distinguished Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, who is currently in Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 & 15 this weekend February 5 & 6, has graciously agreed to remain with the Orchestra for an additional set of concerts on February 11, 12, 13 & 16.  Rozhdestvensky steps in for CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti, who had to withdraw from his February concerts in Chicago due to recovery from a hip operation.