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  • Salonen closes CSO's French Festival with Messiaen's glorious behemoth

     Salonen closes CSO's French Festival with Messiaen's glorious behemoth
    Esa-Pekka Salonen is bringing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's French festival to an end quite literally with a bang.
  • CSO hires new principal bassoon

    CSO hires new principal bassoon
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra made it official on Thursday: Keith Buncke has been hired to replace David McGill as the orchestra’s principal bassoon, effective at the start of the CSO’s Ravinia residency on July 6. Buncke, principal bassoon...

    Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score

     Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score
    You had to feel for Esa-Pekka Salonen. The dynamic Finnish conductor was preparing to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's first-ever performances of Debussy's "Pelleas et Melisande" – already a formidable task, given the daunting demands this...

    Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection

    Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection
    How fitting that Jean-Michel Pilc, one of the world's most formidable jazz pianists, will be performing Friday night under the banner of Symphony Center's "Reveries and Passions" French Festival. Notwithstanding its purple-prose name, the three-week...

    Review: Alexandre Tharaud's sensitivity and depth a formidable combo

    Review: Alexandre Tharaud's sensitivity and depth a formidable combo
    Alexandre Tharaud made his Orchestra Hall debut Sunday afternoon in the second of two piano recitals that are a part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's "French Reveries & Passions Festival." Unlike Cedric Tiberghien's program the week before, Tharaud's...