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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 3:00
CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF
violin
LARS VOGT
piano
Mozart
Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454
Bartók
Violin Sonata No. 1
Webern
Four Pieces for Violin and Piano,
 Op. 7
Beethoven
Violin Sonata in C Minor,
 Op. 30, No. 2
Revered German violinist Christian Tetzlaff
and his frequent collaborator Lars Vogt launch
the 2013/14
SCP Chamber Music
series with
Bartók’s blazingly virtuosic First Sonata and
Beethoven’s passionate Sonata in C Minor.
“Tetzlaff plays with consummate technique
and intelligent musicianship … He is a bold
artist with an instinctive feeling for the wild
side in music”
(New York Times)
.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 3:00
ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
mezzo-soprano
EMANUEL AX
piano
Brahms
Four Serious Songs, Op. 121
Brahms
Selected Songs
Brahms
Selected Solo Piano Works
Nico Muhly
New Commission for
 Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 8:00
JOSHUA BELL
violin
Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell
returns for an intimate evening of music-
making. Don’t miss his only Symphony Center
appearance of the 2013/14 season! “Bell has
evolved from a technical whiz to a true
artist and intellectual whose music feeds both
your brain and your heart”
(Newsweek)
.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 8:00
EMANUEL AX
piano
YO-YO MA
cello
Brahms
Cello Sonata No. 1
Brahms
Cello Sonata No. 2
Anders Hillborg
New Commission for
 Cello and Piano
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 3:00
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Richard Tognetti
conductor
Olli Mustonen
piano
Shostakovich
Two Pieces for String Octet,
 Op. 11
Prokofiev
Suite from
Visions fugitives
Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev
Five Melodies for Violin
 and Strings (arr. Swenson)
Britten
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Noted for their “electric, spontaneous rapport”
(Chicago Tribune)
,
the Australian Chamber
Orchestra presents works by Shostakovich,
Prokofiev and Britten, a fitting precursor
to the CSO’s
Truth to Power
exploration.
Shostakovich’s propulsive First Piano Concerto
bears his distinctive tongue-in-cheek humor,
including gallops, can-cans and comedic
quotations. Paying affectionate tribute to his
composition teacher, Frank Bridge, Britten’s
variations each capture a different facet of their
close relationship, including vitality, humor,
enthusiasm and warmth.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 8:00
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN
violin and viola
YEFIM BRONFMAN
piano
Program to include:
Schubert
Violin Sonatina in A Minor, D. 385
Brahms
Viola Sonata No. 1
Israeli-born violinist Pinchas Zukerman
marvels audiences worldwide with his
infectious musicality and prodigious technique.
Multiple Grammy® Award-winner Yefim
Bronfman possesses commanding technique
and lyrical expressiveness. These two longtime
collaborators and Chicago favorites join forces
for an evening of superb virtuosity.
I have loved Johannes Brahms’ music since I was a teenager.
The more I got to know his music and personal story, the
more I admired both. After studying his music for 40 years,
I wish I had another 40 to understand it better.
Brahms’ personal motto was
Frei aber froh—Free, but happy
.
We have asked some of the most exceptional composers of our
time to use the notes FAF as a point of inspiration for new works,
and we are very excited to share this music with you.”
—EMANUEL AX
Frequent Symphony Center guest and a favorite among Chicago
audiences, pianist
Emanuel Ax
has invited mezzo-soprano
Anne
Sofie von Otter
, cellist
Yo-Yo Ma
and composers
Nico Muhly
,
Anders Hillborg
,
Brett Dean
and
Missy Mazzoli
to join him in a
celebration of Johannes Brahms as both composer and muse.
Spanning three concerts, Ax and his collaborators will pair Brahms’
own works with newly commissioned pieces inspired by the great
German composer.
Programs include the SCP Chamber Music concerts on January
26 and February 21, 2014 and the SCP Piano recital featuring
Emanuel Ax on May 18, 2014 (see page 39).
Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Cal Performances,
UC Berkeley; Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center Presents.
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, PINCHAS ZUKERMAN,
ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER, EMANUEL AX, JOSHUA BELL, YO-YO MA, CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, YEFIM BRONFMAN
MUSIC
CHAMBER
BRAHMS:
INTIMATE CONCERTS.
INSPIRING COLLABORATIONS.
SYMPHONY CENTER SPOTLIGHT
6-CONCERT
SERIES
COMPOSER AND MUSE
Led by
Emanuel Ax
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