Posted at 4:27 AM on February 4, 2011
by Ward Jacobson
We learned about Riccardo Muti fainting during rehearsal with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra yesterday. The 69-year-old maestro is resting in the hospital, in stable condition.
The show did go on in the Windy City last night, as Leonard Slatkin was called upon to be a last-minute (and I do mean last-minute) fill-in to lead the CSO in the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. With no rehearsals, Slatkin conducted from memory. Bravo, indeed!
Read all about last night's performance here.