Boulez in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and New York

Posted on: January 27, 2010

Pierre Boulez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus, is the subject of several recent newspaper articles as he turns 85. In Tuesday’s (1/26) Chicago Sun Times, Andrew Patner writes that the CSO “wound up its local musical celebrations” of his upcoming (March 26) 85th birthday with “a rich program Sunday of chamber works by the pioneering composer-conductor and two protégés [Johannes Boris Borowski and Dai Fujikura].” Patner reviews the concert, praising pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and various CSO musicians. In Tuesday’s Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker interviews Boulez in anticipation of his Wednesday night concert conducting the CSO in Ann Arbor, the orchestra’s “first local appearance since 1972.” Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal includes an interview-based article on Boulez by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim pegged to the conductor’s concerts this weekend leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Posted January 27, 2010