Chicago Symphony bassist, blogger, and Contrabass Conversations guest Michael Hovnanian wrote a post recently about the Chicago Symphony’s ever shrinking summer season at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois:
Ravinia seasons used to be 8 weeks. Recently they have been shorter due in part, or maybe completely, to the fact that the current leadership there seems intent on squeezing us out. There has been all sort of talk about the 17 year cicadas and other excuses why the CSO is playing less and less at Ravinia, but it basically boils down to an acrimonious relationship between the two organizations.
Read the rest of Michael’s post here, which also includes a list of the majority of the CSO’s summer Ravinia repertoire.
- Bernard Haitink – CSO Bass Blog post
- Stuff in Michael Hovnanian’s bass studio
- Time off – CSO Bass Blog post
- ‘Trout’ fingerings – CSO Bass Blog
- On An Overgrown Path features CSO Bass Blog