The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family notes with sorrow the passing of Alan Stout, composer and longtime composition and theory professor at Northwestern University. Stout died yesterday, February 1, 2018, at the age of 85.

Between 1968 and 1976, the Orchestra presented four world premieres by Stout, under the batons of Seiji Ozawa, Sir Georg Solti, and Margaret Hillis, at the Ravinia Festival and in Orchestra Hall.

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Image above: Alan Stout and Sir Georg Solti review the score of the George Lieder in December 1972, prior to the world premiere performances (Terry’s photo)