Exclusive: Chicago Symphony’s other candidatesNews
We have been leaked the list of Chicago’s guest conductors next season, which will be Riccardo Muti’s last.
Christian Thielemann is the board’s favourite to succeed Muti. If he stumbles, the next music director could be one of these:
Xian Zhang, Manfred Honeck, Thomas Wilkins, Bernard Labadie, Mikko Franck, Fabien Gabel, David Afkham, Thomas Sondergard, Dalia Stasevska, Lahav Shani, Klaus Makela, Herbert Blomstedt.
Reduce that realistically to: Honeck, Mikko Franck, Sondergard, Lahav Shani and Klaus Makela.
Plus Marin Alsop, who has strong support.