Sir Mark Elder and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in English program
Sir Mark Elder remains one of the Chicago Symphony’s most engaging and versatile guest conductors. In an English program in April, he led the orchestra in a rich and eloquent performance of Elgar’s majestic Symphony No. 2, the CSO’s first of the work in a quarter-century. Violinist Elena Urisoste made the evening complete with the delicate intimacy of her playing in A Lark Ascending—amazingly, the belated CSO premiere of Vaughan Williams’ famous work.