Riccardo Muti is recovering from an operation on his hip after a fall at his home in Ravenna.
For want of anyone better (or a burst of initiative), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has asked Gennady Rozhdestvensky to stay on for an extra week and cover Muti’s concerts.
Chicago need to go bolder on their subs bench.
They could be tempting fate.
Overnight press release:
CHICAGO— Distinguished Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, who is currently in Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 & 15 this weekend (February 5 & 6), has graciously agreed to remain with the Orchestra for an additional set of concerts on February 11, 12, 13 & 16. Rozhdestvensky steps in for CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti, who had to withdraw from his February concerts in Chicago due to recovery from a hip operation.