Led by principal conductor Bernard Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has again been hailed as the Best Orchestral Performance at this year's Grammy Award ceremony. With this, It's 59th win, the CSO has become the orchestra with the most Grammy Awards in history. When the news was released, Bernard Haitink and his orchestra were performing in Shanghai. Now they have arrived in Beijing, the last stop of their Asian tour after performances in Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Showcasing the music of Mahler, Haydn and Bruckner, the concert will be held at the National Center for Performing Arts on February 13th and 14th. Many music fans are calling the concert a "pilgrimage for classic music lovers".
(CRI February 14, 2009)