Symphony Hall, Chicago, IL
Chicago Symphony Contemporary Music Ensemble / Cliff Colnot
"This Turnage work was a winner. The aptly titled No Let Up melds the composer's jazz background and love of Stravinsky into 10 minutes of high-energy, in-your-face rhythmic activity. The jazzy wailing of soprano saxophones, bass clarinets and bass guitar dominates the sonorities kicked up by the 11-piece ensemble. No Let Up is loud, cheeky and great fun, and I wouldn't have minded hearing it a third time.