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Stéphane Denève has enjoyed rave reviews for his ‘electric’ debut on 10 November with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s finest orchestras.

 

 

 

 

 

John von Rhein
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut of the gifted French conductor Stephane Deneve showed what can be achieved when forces of nature come together… Throughout the concert you were aware of an artist of vigorous command and probing insight, challenging the players to take risks and to dig as deeply into the music as possible. Conductors of this quality don’t come along very often, and, when they do, attention must be paid and admiration extended.

You can read the whole Chicago Tribune review here

John von Rhein Chicago Tribune

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Thursday night it was the turn of Stéphane Denève who… struck sparks with the orchestra in a deftly balanced French and Russian program… The gifted French conductor has earned himself an invitation back to Chicago with these superb performances.

Read the whole review on Chicago Classical Review here

Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review

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