Dale Clevenger to retire from CSO this June; let the speculation begin about who could possibly fill his shoes
Appointments / Auditions & Appointments / Music News & Info: Classical

Dale Clevenger to retire from CSO this June; let the speculation begin about who could possibly fill his shoes

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced this morning that Dale Clevenger, their renowned Principal Horn since 1966, will be retiring from the orchestra on June 30 of this year (read the official CSO press release HERE). This comes right on the heels of Indiana University announcing that he will join the Jacobs School of Music as … Continue reading

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Andrew Bain and Dale Clevenger: two Principal Horns in very different situations

. One of the many quotes from my recent interview with Danny Rothmuller, retired Associate Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, that didn’t make it into my original posts (Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE) was the following observation: “French Horn is the only fallible instrument in the orchestra.  Any other instrument, if … Continue reading

Chicago Symphony barrels its way through Orange County
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Chicago Symphony barrels its way through Orange County

Last Friday, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony made their long-awaited visit to the Southland with a one-night stop at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.  The whole affair had a “take it or leave it” feel,  beginning with the curiously obscure program of works by Honegger, Mason Bates, and Franck, and ending with Mr. … Continue reading

Muti on conducting new music and conducting in general; reviews from CSO’s concerts in SF
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Muti on conducting new music and conducting in general; reviews from CSO’s concerts in SF

Tonight, the Chicago Symphony arrives in Southern California after too long an absence.  The antici . . . pation is finally coming to an end.  You’ve downloaded your free MP3 of Franck’s Symphony in d minor, listened to it intently, and now you’re ready for the real thing.  A few last minute bits of fun: Continue reading

Chicago Symphony coming to California; download free MP3 of Franck symphony to celebrate
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Chicago Symphony coming to California; download free MP3 of Franck symphony to celebrate

The mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra is coming to California next week, their first West Coast visit in decades.  The impetus for their visit is to help the San Francisco Symphony celebrate their centennial, and since they made it this far, they’re making additional stops in Costa Mesa, Palm Desert, and San Diego.  The CSO Brass … Continue reading