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Archive for October 25, 2013

Eugene Izotov: Working with Muti

Eugene Izotov, photo by Todd Rosenberg

[CSO Radio Broadcast, Sunday at 1:00 PM] Eugene writes an amusing account of the rehearsals before the rehearsals–doing the detail work with Riccardo Muti prior to getting in front of the orchestra as soloist in the Oboe Concerto of Martinu.

A New Home for Live Music

PianoForte Studios

PianoForte Chicago is one of those community partners that WFMT cherishes. What began as a piano shop run by an enthusiast for the instrument, in particular for Fazioli pianos, rapidly sprouted a non-profit to present concerts, workshops, masterclasses and a number of programs

Exclusive: One on One with Kirill Gerstein

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

[CSO soloist this week] It seems there’s no repertoire that doesn’t wallow under the fingers of Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein. At fourteen, Gerstein moved from Russia to the US to study jazz at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Last week it was New York and Rachmaninoff with the Philharmonic; this week it’s Chicago and Prokofiev