August 29, 1992
Louis C. Sudler, 89, who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's rise to prominence. Sudler was chairman of the Orchestral Board, the symphony's parent, from 1966 to 1972 and chairman emeritus from 1972 to 1977. He hired John S. Edwards as general manager and Edwards lured Sir Georg Solti to direct the symphony in 1969. Sudler arranged and paid for the symphony to play at Carnegie Hall in 1970 and Europe in 1971, boosting its stature internationally.
April 21, 2003 |
Various heads in the classical music business nodded knowingly when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced the appointment of Deborah R. Card as the orchestra's new president. Her four-year appointment takes place on Sept. 1, and everyone seems to agree she is a smart choice to succeed Henry Fogel. Indeed, in a field where jealousies and rivalries abound, it's rare to find an orchestra manager as widely admired as the executive director of the Seattle Symphony (since 1992).
September 30, 1991 |
Chicago Symphony Signs Contract: The musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra agreed on a new contract, ending a two-week-old strike. Musicians voted unanimously Friday night to ratify a three-year contract. The symphony's first post-strike performance is scheduled for Tuesday night. The strike forced cancellation of 10 concerts and Daniel Barenboim's debut as music director.
April 21, 2005 |
In the wake of an Italian newspaper report that Riccardo Muti was considering "an offer" from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony has sought to clarify that it did not offer him the job of music director, which will be open next year after Daniel Barenboim departs. Instead, says Deborah R. Card, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Assn., the orchestra has invited Muti to appear as a guest conductor. "We have very much wanted him to return to Chicago.
October 22, 1990 |
Glasnost Exchange: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will make its first tour of the Soviet Union next month, announced its conductor, Georg Solti. While the orchestra plays in the Soviet Union, the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra will perform five concerts in Chicago. This exchange concert marks the last overseas trip with the orchestra for Solti, who is in his final season with the musicians. Daniel Barenboim has been named as his successor.
June 10, 1985 |
More than $9.3 million in federal matching grants is going to 157 symphony and chamber orchestras, including a top award of $290,000 to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today. Also receiving $290,000 were the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, all for the 1985-86 performance season.