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Monday, June 10, 2013
Preview: Shall We Gather at the Ping Tom Boathouse, with Rahm and Riccardo
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Sunday saw a combination celebration at Ernest Wong's wonderful Ping Tom Park along the south branch of the Chicago River, with the dedication of a handsome new boathouse by Johnson and Lee, and the culmination of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Rivers series of events with the fabled brass section floating down the river (on a boat) and Music Director Riccardo Muti conducting the Chicago Childrens Choir in a performance of Verdi's Va Pensiero (twice). A happy Mayor Emanuel was also on hand. We're working on the story - with a lot more photos and some video - but for now, here's a placeholder preview.