Physically sick, I mean.
I was sooooo
looking forward to next month's program, with Boulez conducting a number of scintillating works, including Messiaen's rarely performed Chronochromie
. Having bought tickets already, I check out a local classical site and find that Boulez has cancelled all his performances on doctor's advice:http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2013/02/boulez-cancels-cso-march-dates-macelaru-and-fisch-return/
This, after cancelling his appearances last
year too. To further dampen my enthusiasm, the Messiaen has been replaced by Bartok's Divertimento
. Fine piece in its own right, but c'mon.
All this occurs while Muti has himself been cancelling half his appearances due to various illnesses and operations, both last season and this.
Message to CSO management: Find some healthy conductors
. I mean, I love Boulez, but he can't go on forever. Scout some young talent, folks.
Until things change, I think I'll just stay home with my stereo, or go to the free concerts in Grant Park.