Magazine article Strings

Editor's Note

Magazine article Strings

Editor's Note

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Chicago. When the subject of where we would focus our attention for the 2017 Strings city guide, it came up immediately. Home of the storied CSO, host of world-class music festivals, exporter of its own variety of the blues, purveyor of legendary pizza. And that's not to mention the art, the architecture, and the breadth of the string scene, which encompasses some of the best Classical, jazz, traditional, Baroque, and contemporary music. Who doesn't want to take in a concert on the lawn at the Ravinia Festival or settle in at a club to watch the musical heirs of legendary Chicago blues bassist Willie Dixon?

So we quickly arrived at a conclusion: It was to be Chicago. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, and jazz bassist Stacy McMichael signed on to introduce their city and the richness of the music scene, along with some restaurant recommendations and non-musical, must-see destinations. …

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