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Symphony No. 9, Bruckner
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Eschenbach Conducts Bruckner

8:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christoph Eschenbach, renowned conductor and former Ravinia Festival music director, leads Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, surely the composer’s most impressive achievement. Its opening’s intense lyricism and brooding leads into the unforgettable hammering of the ferocious Scherzo and a final Adagio with sustained chords like streams of brilliant light. The CSO celebrates composer Bernard Rands’ upcoming 80th birthday with his lusciously atmospheric ... where the murmurs die ....


  • Beethoven Overture to Egmont
  • Rands ...where murmurs die...
  • Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Additional Dates for this Program


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Laura Stanfield Prichard, who will be joined for a portion of the talk by composer Bernard Rands.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., December 19, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., December 20, 12:15 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., December 21, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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