Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday in the Park with Georg
We just love trolling the blogosphere and look what we turned up this afternoon: this totally unexpected picture of Paavo in Chicago's Grant Park earlier this week, aligning his profile with that of legendary former Chicago Symphony conductor Sir Georg Solti. Thanks to Brian Dickie, General Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, we learned that the occasion was "a welcoming ceremony in Grant Park just by Jackson and Michigan for the magnificent bust of Sir Georg which has been moved from its old location near the conservatory in Lincoln Park. There is to be Solti Garden over which this bust will preside - it will blossom fully next spring. Above you see the bust with a distinguished younger conductor playfully profiled with Sir Georg and conducted by Valerie [Solti]!"