BY M.L. RANTALA
One of the biggest problems a music presenter faces is what to do when an artist cancels at short notice. Amy Iwano, executive director of University of Chicago Presents, had just this problem when she learned only days before last Friday’s scheduled performance that violinist Isabelle Faust was ill and so that her recital with pianist Alexander Melnikov would not take place.
Iwano’s solution was to swiftly engage another duo, and Friday’s performance at Mandel Hall, while not what had been previously advertised, was a pleasing success.