There was something truly life-affirming about hearing the CSO play all four of Brahms’ symphonies in the past two weeks.
Throughout the work, the pianist effortlessly captured the split-second shifts of mood so characteristic of Beethoven.
Charles Lloyd: “I’m always drunk with the music. It’s always inspired me since I was a small child and it’s been my lifelong companion.”
Esa-Pekka Salonen has an enchanting effect on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, evident in the world premiere of his “Cello Concerto” with Yo-Yo Ma.