Just in: Chicago cancels Salonen and Pollinimain
It’s getting grimmer:
CHICAGO –The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has announced that CSOA-presented programs scheduled to take place at Symphony Center from Tuesday, March 26 through Tuesday, April 2 are canceled or postponed due to the ongoing strike by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
CSOA-presented concerts to be canceled include:
Symphony Center Presents Orchestras concert featuring the San Francisco Symphony with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and violinist Christian Tetzlaff on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
CSO subscription concerts on Thursday, March 28, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. The program, which was to have been led by guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, featured Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with soloists Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano) and John Relyea (bass).
The school performances on Friday, March 29 and family matinee performances on Saturday, March 30 of Flash Back, Flash Forward featuring Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This program was to have been led by guest conductor Scott Speck. It was created in part to celebrate the 100th season of the CSO’s series of concerts for children, and was set to feature pianist Yerin Yang, winner of the 2018 Crain-Maling CSO Young Artists Competition as soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. More than 3,500 Chicago Public School (CPS) students were confirmed to attend the March 29 school concerts, with complimentary tickets and bus transportation provided by the CSOA, as part of the Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO’s 2018/19 season-long free ticket initiative for CPS.
Symphony Center Presents Piano concert featuring Maurizio Pollini in a program of works by Brahms, Schumann and Chopin on Sunday, March 31, at 3:00 p.m.
All associated pre-concert special events from March 26 through April 2 are also canceled.