Chicago’s Ravinia Festival may abolish music directormain
Chicago Classical Review reports exclusively that Ravinia president Welz Kauffman is floating the idea that the festival may go without a music director at all, for the first time in fifty years after James Conlon (pictured) finishes this summer.
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Kauffmann, who’s on a $1,085,312 wage, has the Chicago Symphony playing movie scores instead of classical music. Soon, he won’t need much more than a metronome.