Graham Meyer is a writer, editor, composer, and crossword puzzle constructor based in Chicago. He reviews restaurants for Crain’s Chicago Business and covers classical and new music for Chicago magazine. His music has been performed by Musae and the Princeton Katzenjammers. His puzzles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Sun.

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One evening in September 2013, as the last F-major chord of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 died away at the Chicago Temple to end the third annual Beethoven Festival, notes of discontent already were being sounded.

A combination of cost overruns, a lack of credit and charitable pledges unfulfilled meant the festival had no money to pay the musicians onstage.

December 13, 2014

My Crain’s debut, spinning the tale of the meteoric Beethoven Festival.