The Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor Bernard Haitink. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography

James Conlon to replace Bernard Haitink in CSO concerts

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Former Ravinia Festival music director and CSO guest conductor James Conlon will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in concerts March 30-31 and April 1, replacing the ailing Bernard Haitink, it was announced Friday.

Haitink, also the former CSO principal conductor, is suffering from a stomach virus, according to the announcement.

The program for the Symphony Center concerts remains unchanged: Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished) and Mahler’s symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly in her CSO debut and tenor Stephen Gould in his first CSO appearance since his 2005 CSO debut.

James Conlon | CSO

James Conlon | CSO

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