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Conductor Oramo, bringing Nielsen to CSO, sees master builder’s hand in 5th Symphony

Apr 2, 2013 – 6:20 am
Sakari Oramo please credit Heikki Tuuli and Octavia

Preview: When Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo steps in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for concerts April 4-6, he will put the spotlight on Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a figure that has waxed and waned in the hearts of audiences and conductors alike over the last half century.

Honoring composer whose time may be now, Salonen, Yo-Yo Ma make case for Lutosławski

Mar 2, 2013 – 1:04 am
Yo Yo Ma and Esa-Pekka Salonen take bows after performing the Lutoslawski Cello Concerto with Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013 credit Todd Rosenberg

Review: Among the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s most important relationships with conductors in their prime middle years is surely that with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, 54, who led a concert of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Lutoslawski so compelling that it made one want to go back to the box office and do the whole thing all over again. Through March 3. ★★★★★