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Symphony No. 5, Mahler

Mahler 5

8:00 PM
Bartók, Mahler
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen plays Bartók’s two Violin Rhapsodies, impassioned works filled with Hungarian folk music and demanding brilliant virtuosity. Mahler’s gorgeous Fifth Symphony reflects many moments of personal significance to the composer, including the ravishing Adagietto that was a musical love letter to his wife, Alma.

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony begins with a despairing funeral march and ends as adversity is overcome. Yet how? What exactly is Mahler saying about the human condition? Read more at Sounds & Stories.


  • Bartók Rhapsody No. 1
  • Bartók Rhapsody No. 2
  • Mahler Symphony No. 5

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Series Information

This performance is part of the:

Thursday B Series >
Thursday I Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Johann Buis.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., October 9, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., October 10, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Sun., October 12, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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