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Thursday, April 27, 2006 (embargoed for 2pm Chicago/Central time)
BERNARD HAITINK APPOINTED AS
PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PIERRE BOULEZ NAMED AS
CONDUCTOR EMERITUS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Two internationally renowned conductors assume key leadership roles
within CSO artistic team while music director search continues
The CSO Association today announced that it has appointed two of the
world's greatest conductors to titled positions with the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra. Eminent Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink has been
appointed as the Orchestra's new Principal Conductor. Renowned
French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez-the CSO's current Helen
Regenstein Principal Guest Conductor since 1995-has been named as
Conductor Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Both
appointments will be effective at the start of the 2006-2007 season.
"The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family is very excited to celebrate
both its newly formed relationship with Bernard Haitink and the
continuation of its long standing relationship with Pierre Boulez,"
said Deborah R. Card, President of the CSO Association. "Our strong
commitment to maintaining the high quality of music making for which
the CSO is known is further strengthened by the appointment of these
two distinguished masters. We are thrilled that these gentlemen have
agreed to collaborate with us as key members of the CSO's artistic
"As our music director search moves into its next phase, we are
extremely pleased that Mr. Boulez and Mr. Haitink have accepted these
new titled positions with the CSO. It is an honor to have musicians of
such an extraordinary caliber working in these capacities," said
William H. Strong, Chairman of the CSO's Board of Trustees and Chair
of the CSO Music Director Search Committee. "Our search committee
continues to find great inspiration in the knowledge that the best
artists from around the world are so enthusiastic about working with
our Orchestra. We remain energized in our music director search to
select the best musical leader who is the right match for the CSO. We
intend to take the time necessary to make a decision that will best
serve our Orchestra and our city in the long term."
"The Chicago Symphony Orchestra members who serve on the Music
Director Search Committee are incredibly pleased with this
announcement," said CSO Assistant Principal Oboe Michael Henoch, on
behalf of the musicians of the committee. "We hold Pierre Boulez in
great esteem. For many years, he has conducted the CSO with the
highest distinction as our Principal Guest Conductor. We are most
grateful to him for the loyalty and dedication he has shown the
Orchestra in agreeing to fulfill many administrative duties in coming
seasons as well. Our admiration for Bernard Haitink has grown since he
first conducted the Orchestra in 1976. He has always been a most
welcomed guest conductor in ensuing years. Mr. Haitink's latest
residency this past winter confirmed that a very special relationship
has developed between him and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We look
forward with great anticipation to our future music making with him."
In his new role as Principal Conductor, Bernard Haitink will lead four
to six weeks of CSO performances each season, starting in the 2007-2008
season, including subscription concerts at Symphony Center and tour
performances. In addition to his Chicago appearances, Mr. Haitink will
lead the Orchestra in future concerts at New York City's Carnegie
Hall, at the prestigious Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, and
at London's BBC Proms. His next scheduled dates with the CSO are in
October 2006 when he will conduct the CSO, mezzo-soprano Michelle
DeYoung, and the women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus in Mahler's
Symphony No. 3. He will also now return to Chicago in May 2007,
leading the Orchestra in Beethoven's Coriolan Overture,
Lutoslawski's Chain 2 with CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen as soloist,
and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. Mr. Haitink replaces Manfred Honeck
for these performances.
Beginning in 2006-2007, as Conductor Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Pierre Boulez will conduct three to four weeks of CSO
performances each season, including touring activities. As previously
announced, the CSO will perform three concerts under his direction at
Carnegie Hall this December 2006. These will be complemented by future
Carnegie dates. Mr. Boulez next returns to the CSO podium in late
November/December 2006 for performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 7,
Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin, Ravel's Valses nobles et
sentimentales, and Ligeti's Piano Concerto with soloist
"The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a truly great orchestra, with an
extraordinary legacy and tradition. I am very proud to be a small part
of that tradition, and I'm really looking forward to making music
with these wonderful musicians," said Bernard Haitink. Mr. Haitink
made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in March 1976. He
returned to Chicago over 20 years later to conduct subscription
performances in January 1997. Most recently, Mr. Haitink led the CSO
in a highly-successful two-week Chicago residency in March 2006.
"I am not only pleased, but deeply touched about being named
Conductor Emeritus of the CSO," said Mr. Boulez. "My gratitude
and joy go far beyond the title itself because it means a lot to me to
continue a fruitful collaboration with these wonderful musicians, and a
team and organization of the first magnitude." The Chicago Symphony
Orchestra's close relationship with Pierre Boulez began with his CSO
conducting debut in 1969. Mr. Boulez returned to the Orchestra Hall
podium in 1987, and began annual residencies with the CSO in 1991. He
was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
in 1995. Since that time, his annual Chicago residencies have been
much-anticipated events, exploring landmark works of the 20th century,
providing fresh perspectives on established symphonic repertoire, and
offering notable premieres of new works. The CSO/Boulez partnership
has yielded dozens of commercial recordings, eight of which have been
awarded Grammy® Awards.
Mr. Haitink and Mr. Boulez will provide input as to the overall
artistic growth of the CSO. Mr. Haitink will lend his expertise and
ideas on artistic matters. Beginning in 2006-2007, Mr. Boulez will
assume additional behind-the-scenes responsibilities, working with the
musicians of the Orchestra and management team, participating in
auditions for open positions, and assisting with personnel issues as
Looking ahead, music making with Bernard Haitink and Pierre Boulez will
serve as the foundation for exciting future CSO seasons. Further
reflecting efforts to build strong, continuing relationships with great
artists, an outstanding roster of internationally acclaimed guest
conductors will join the CSO in 2007-2008, including but not limited to
(in alphabetical order): Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph
von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Mark Elder, John Elliot Gardiner, Valery
Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano,
Antonio Pappano, David Robertson, Mstislav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka
Salonen, and Michael Tilson Thomas. In addition to tours with Mr.
Boulez and Mr. Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will embark on a
two-week European tour under the direction of Riccardo Muti in fall
2007. Full details for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2007-2008
season, including artists, concert programs, and tour itineraries will
be announced in February 2007.
* * * * *
With an international conducting career that has spanned more than five
decades, Amsterdam-born Bernard Haitink (b. March 4, 1929) is one of
today's most celebrated conductors. Mr. Haitink has led many of the
world's top orchestras, including 25 years at the helm of the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam as its music director (1964-1988)
and frequent guest appearances with both the Berlin and Vienna
philharmonic orchestras. He is currently honorary conductor of the
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor emeritus of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, and an honorary member of the Berlin Philharmonic.
In addition to his long time leadership role with the Concertgebouw,
Mr. Haitink has previously held posts as music director of the Dresden
Staatskapelle (2002-2004), the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (1988-2002),
Glyndebourne Festival Opera (1978-1988), and the London Philharmonic
Mr. Haitink has recorded widely for the Phillips, Decca, and EMI
labels, including complete cycles of Mahler, Bruckner, Brahms, and
Schumann symphonies with the Concertgebouw and extensive repertoire
with the Berlin and Vienna philharmonic orchestras and the Boston
Symphony Orchestra. His discography also includes many opera recordings
with the Royal Opera and Glyndebourne, as well as with the Bavarian
Radio Orchestra and Dresden Staatskapelle. Mr. Haitink's recording
of Janácek's Jenufa with the orchestra, soloists, and chorus of
the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden received a Grammy® Award for best
opera recording in 2004. Mr. Haitink has received many international
awards in recognition of his services to music, including an honorary
KBE and Companion of Honour in the United Kingdom, and the House Order
of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands.
Born in Montbrison, France, Pierre Boulez (b. March 26, 1925) is one of
the most distinguished composers and conductors in the world today.
Through his own compositions, acclaimed performances, and extensive
teaching and writing activities, he has made a decisive contribution to
the development of music in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Pierre Boulez began his conducting career in 1958. His reputation as a
leading musician brought him to the attention of conductor George
Szell, who invited him to make his U.S. conducting debut with the
Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Boulez was principal guest conductor of the
Cleveland Orchestra from 1969 until 1972. In 1971, he was named chief
conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra; that same year, he was
appointed music director of the New York Philharmonic, a position he
held until 1977. Throughout his career, he has been a welcomed guest
conductor with great orchestras and esteemed musical festivals around
Mr. Boulez returned to France in 1974, at the invitation of the French
government, as creator and director of a new music research center at
the Pompidou Center. From the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination
Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) sprang the creation of an acclaimed
instrumental group, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, one of the
world's greatest contemporary music ensembles, which Mr. Boulez
conducts regularly in France and abroad. He is also co-founder of
Cité de la Musique, a recently created music center in Paris.
Recordings by Pierre Boulez have been awarded 26 Grammy® Awards,
including eight with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed
as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with
the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene,
the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its
downtown home, Symphony Center, and at the Ravinia Festival on
Chicago's North Shore, where it is in residency each summer. The
CSO's comprehensive education and community programs engage more than
90,000 Chicago-area residents annually. Music lovers outside Chicago
enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-selling
recordings and frequent sold-out tour performances in the United States
and around the globe. Since 1971, the CSO has undertaken 32
international tours: 24 to Europe, five to the Far East, as well as one
each to Russia, Australia, and South America. Recordings by the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra have been awarded 58 Grammy® Awards from
the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, more than any
other orchestra in the world.
Cellist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Roland van Gaalen schreef:
> international tours: 24 to Europe, five to the Far East, as well as one
> each to Russia, Australia, and South America. Recordings by the
> Chicago Symphony Orchestra have been awarded 58 Grammy® Awards from
> the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, more than any
> other orchestra in the world.
> Gary Stucka
> Cellist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
>Fantastische gouden greep voor het orkest van Chicago, en
dus een gelukwens waard.
"Roland van Gaalen" <SeeSignature> - Thu, 27 Apr 2006
> BERNARD HAITINK APPOINTED AS
> PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
> PIERRE BOULEZ NAMED AS
> CONDUCTOR EMERITUS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Het beleid is duidelijk, het CSO kiest voor de jeugd en de
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On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 00:17:00 +0200, Ferd Op de Coul
>Fantastische gouden greep voor het orkest van Chicago, en
>dus een gelukwens waard.
Knippen is *geen* kunst.
Niet knippen is luiheid.
om te antwoorden verwijder '-verwijderdit' uit mijn e-mail adres
<postbus> schreef in bericht
> On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 00:17:00 +0200, Ferd Op de Coul
> <f.opdecoul> wrote:
> Knippen is *geen* kunst.
> Niet knippen is luiheid.
> Sybrand Bakker
Die Engelstalige lange boterham, klakkeloos overgenomen
door Ferd, is wellicht een poging om een record te breken.
Jan Botterfan schreef:
> <postbus> schreef in bericht
>> Die Engelstalige lange boterham, klakkeloos overgenomen
> door Ferd, is wellicht een poging om een record te breken.
>Mijn excuus: het was al na middernacht en ik wilde
toch gauw even reageren..
Ferd Op de Coul wrote:
> Jan Botterfan schreef:
> Mijn excuus: het was al na middernacht en ik wilde
> toch gauw even reageren..
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