Music: Blind Briton

The Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago played three works competently before the intermission. Then last Sunday's Orchestra Hall audience craned their necks, watched a young man with horn-rimmed spectacles being led to a piano on the stage. The young man felt the keyboard, struck a note lightly, tentatively. Conductor Ebba Sundstrom tap-tapped with her baton. Into Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto swung the orchestra, followed by the young man who, despite his unorthodox way of holding his hands flat, his arms stiff, played fleetly with sure, supple tone.

Beaming acknowledgment of the applause, 24-year-old...

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