John Von Rhein
With Alan Heatherington about to trade his musical ministry for a religious ministry, it seemed appropriate that Ars Viva, the midsized symphony orchestra he founded in 1995 and built into one of the area's finest, should play its very last concert to ...
Recommended Chicago-area classical music performances
Chicago Master Singers: Music director Alan Heatherington's proven affinity for English choral music will be shown when he leads his chorus and the Ars Viva Orchestra in three fine, if rarely heard British choral works: Charles Stanford's Stabat Mater ...
For Muti and CSO, quality of sound as important as quantity
Riccardo Muti's first full week of subscription concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Center continues the music director's preparation of repertory he and the orchestra will be taking to five European countries in October and November.
Chicago-area classical music picks
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and ... Rembrandt Chamber Players ...