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Mälkki’s return to Chicago Symphony podium shows why Finnish conductor’s star is on rise

Apr 1, 2016 – 10:49 am
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Review: Expectations were running high for the Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki on her return March 30 to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which she first guest conducted in 2011. And put simply, she delivered. She led a fresh, enthralling interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” infused with apt doses of wonderment and exoticism.

World premieres in Grant Park’s 2014 plans; conductors renew ties for festival’s 80th year

Feb 12, 2014 – 3:29 pm
Composer William Bolcom's new concerto for orchestra is scheduled for Grant Park Music Festival Aug.  15-16, 2014 (Katryn Colin)

Report: World premieres by composers William Bolcom and Christopher Theofanidis and the return of former principal conductors Leonard Slatkin and Hugh Wolff will highlight the Grant Park Music Festival’s 80th anniversary season at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.