Symphony Center joins the world in mourning the loss of Christopher Hogwood, who died Sept. 24 at age 73 after a long illness, the BBC has reported.
One of the leading figures in the early music movement, Maestro Hogwood was a conductor, musicologist, harpsichordist, instructor and author. In 1973, he founded the Academy of Ancient Music, which specializes in performances of Baroque and early Classical music on period instruments, a then novel practice in the early ’70s.
Since 1981, the British-born conductor had worked extensively in the United States, including performances at Orchestra Hall in June 1984 for two special concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in April-May 1987 for two weeks of CSO subscription concerts. In addition, he appeared with his Academy of Ancient Music three times and once with the Handel and Haydn Society through the Allied Arts and Symphony Center Presents series over the last three decades.