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While the band played on, Chicago Symphony and its musicians hammered out a three-season deal

Sep 29, 2015 – 5:10 am
The Chicago Symphony and its musicians have successfully negotiated a contract that will keep the music flowing for another three seasons. (Todd Rosenberg)

Update: The new deal is good through Sept. 16, 2018.

In tributes to ‘Tristan,’ Salonen and CSO lack forces and focus to embrace Wagner epic

Feb 23, 2013 – 10:22 am
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013 credit Todd Rosenberg

Review: Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen once undertook total immersion in the music of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde,” an opera of lasting influence and extraordinary musical language, newly coined to express ecstatic, forbidden love and its all-consuming anguish. Today Salonen’s enthusiasm for exploring this operatic icon is undiminished. In addition to two concert performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra of “Tristan’s” mesmerizing second act, he led “Beyond the Score” performances that explored the controversy over Wagner’s musical nugget, the Tristan chord, and its breakthrough potential to lead the ear beyond traditional harmonic bounds. Neither effort proved entirely successful. Through Feb. 24.