Category: Civic

2-buck Civic plays nice with Salonen

Orchestra Hall was brimming with an enthusiastic audience Monday night to see Esa-Pekka Salonen conduct the Civic Orchestra, a paid training orchestra under the wing of the CSO. The “free” concert still required tickets, incurring a 2-dollar handling fee, but the minimal cost was greatly exceeded by the worth of the concert. Because of the... Read more »

Free: Civic does Scriabin

Between soaring and sinking, creating and destroying, the gift of fire and the dissolution of the world in cataclysmic bliss, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin had big ideas about music. Based in theosophy, literally “God-wisdom”,  the solipsistic composer believed his final work, left unfinished, would bring about the end of the world as giant bells tolled... Read more »