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On December 17, 1968, Louis Sudler, president of The Orchestral Association, announced that Georg Solti would become the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s eighth music director beginning with the 1969-70 season. And Carlo Maria Giulini would become the Orchestra’s first principal guest conductor.

Details of the announcement were included in an article in the Orchestra’s program book in early January 1969.

A new era was about to begin.

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