Tiny tune adventures. A product of the minds of Aaron Travers, Winnie Cheung, Leon Shernoff and Peter Slavin, composers all, the Tiny Mahler Orchestra began its first season last year. Instead of focusing on just contemporary music, or the music of the past that appeals to them, they arrange programs with works from any era that suits them. Their next concert features Stravinsky and Frederic Rzewski, with pianist Thomas Rosenkranz.
And by the way...I don't work for Time Out, just to make this as clear as I can, but am in the employ of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. TOC's lead time is such that articles are written a couple weeks in advance of publication.
Thanks to everyone who's written public mentions of my switching titles. I appreciate them greatly. Although I confess to a little embarrassment, because almost as soon as I finished writing my farewell blog post, a friend emailed Howard Wolinsky's farewell article in Gapers Block about leaving the Chicago Sun-Times after 25 years. By the time I finished telling my stories about warring with TOC's features staff and various other editors, Wolinsky would be just about warmed up.