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Symphony No. 5, Beethoven
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Beethoven 5

8:00 PM
Schubert, Strauss, Beethoven
Thursday, February 5, 2015

This event has LIMITED AVAILABILITY on February 8. Please call 312-294-3000 for returned ticket availability and additional seating options.

The opening “ba-ba-ba-BAH” of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is among the most recognizable moments in symphonic music. Hear this thrilling and immensely treasured work as masterfully played by the CSO under the baton of maestro Jaap van Zweden. “Today’s foremost interpreter of German art song” (Chicago Tribune), acclaimed baritone Matthias Goerne joins the CSO to perform some of the greatest Romantic songs by Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert.

Postconcert CD signing with Matthias Goerne, Saturday, February 7 in Grainger Ballroom.

These performances are generously sponsored by the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.


  • Schubert An Sylvia
  • Strauss Traum durch die Dämmerung
  • Strauss Das Rosenband
  • Strauss Freundliche Vision
  • Schubert Greisengesang
  • Strauss Heimliche Aufforderung
  • Strauss Ruhe, meine Seele
  • Schubert Im Abendrot
  • Strauss Allerseelen
  • Schubert Tränenregen from Die schöne Müllerin
  • Strauss Morgen!
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Additional Dates for this Program


Series Information

This performance is part of the:

Thursday E Series >
Thursday C Series >
Thursday C 9SS Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Gerard McBurney.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., February 5, 7 p.m. Armour Stage
Sat., February 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sun., February 8, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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