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LIVE MUSIC.
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MusicNOW
JANUARY 30–FEBRUARY 1
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA
CONCERTO FOR TWO CELLOS AND ORCHESTRA
[CSO Commission, World Premiere]
CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant
Yo-Yo Ma
joins
composer and fellow Silk Road collaborator
Giovanni Sollima
to perform Sollima’s Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra with the
CSO, conducted by
Riccardo Muti
.
MARCH 6–8
GUILLAUME CONNESSON
FLUTE CONCERTO
[CSO Commission, World Premiere]
Guillaume Connesson’s Flute Concerto receives its world premiere
from fellow Frenchman and CSO Principal Flute
Mathieu Dufour
.
APRIL 3–8
ANNA CLYNE
<<rewind<<
Critically acclaimed for its “breathless, edge-of-the-seat quality”
(Arts Desk)
and “bubbling over with kinetic energy”
(The Financial
Times)
, Mead Composer-in-Residence
Anna Clyne
’s
<<rewind<<
is
played by the CSO under renowned conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
.
APRIL 17–22
MASON BATES
VIOLIN CONCERTO
Mason Bates
, Mead Composer-in-Residence, composed his Violin
Concerto specifically for stunning American violinist
Anne Akiko
Meyers
, who will give its Chicago premiere.
OCTOBER 21 
 DECEMBER 16
FEBRUARY 3 
 MAY 5
Curated by Mead Composers-in-Residence
Mason Bates
and
Anna Clyne
and led by Principal Conductor
Cliff Colnot
,
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s
MusicNOW
series offers an
astonishing variety of the most vibrant new music. Enjoy pre-
and postconcert entertainment with illmeasures Chicago, plus free
food and drink after the concert.
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Regular $68 
 Students $24
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HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE
205 E. RANDOLPH DRIVE
SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT: YO-YO MA, RICCARDO MUTI,
MATHIEU DUFOUR, GIOVANNI SOLLIMA
PHOTOS LEFT TO RIGHT: ANNA CLYNE AND MASON BATES, CLIFF COLNOT
PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM: CHRISTIAN GERHAHER, GEROLD HUBER,
MATTHIAS GOERNE, CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, SUSANNA PHILLIPS, ERIC OWENS
MusicNOW receives funding through a leadership challenge grant from IRVING HARRIS FOUNDATION,
Joan W. Harris. Major support is provided by Cindy Sargent and Sally Mead Hands Foundation.
F
ranz Schubert transformed the art of song. He captured intricate
expressions of poetic imagery in the most ethereal melodies, forging
new, deeper connections between words and music. His songs carry
listeners on journeys of the soul.
Symphony Center Presents
extends Riccardo Muti’s focus on Schubert
during the 2013/14 season with three concerts dedicated to some of
the composer’s most sublime songs.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7:30
CHRISTIAN GERHAHER
baritone 
/
GEROLD HUBER
piano
Schubert
Winterreise
Winterreise
’s exquisitely beautiful melodies poignantly convey the barrenness and isolation
that remain when love fades away. The acclaimed duo of Christian Gerhaher and Gerold
Huber make perfect partners for this most beloved of Schubert’s song cycles.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 7:00
MATTHIAS GOERNE
baritone 
/
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH
piano
Schubert
Die schöne Müllerin
Traversing the atmospheric highs and desperate lows of youthful infatuation,
Die schöne
Müllerin
depicts a young man’s loss of innocence. “I can think of few singers capable of doing
justice to the extraordinary final tableau, injecting as much emotion as Goerne does here,
superbly accompanied by Christoph Eschenbach”
(The Guardian)
.
SUNDAY, MAY 11, 3:00
SUSANNA PHILLIPS
soprano 
/
ERIC OWENS
bass-baritone
Program to include:
Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Schubert
Auf dem Strom
Two of today’s most sought-after singers, Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens team up for
a recital of Schubert’s most treasured songs. Recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010
Beverly Sills Award, Susanna Phillips frequently appears at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and
was noted for her “melting lyricism”
(Chicago Tribune)
in a 2012 appearance with the CSO
at Ravinia. American bass-baritone Eric Owens “speaks to you even in his silences … and
shakes you when he sings”
(Chicago Sun-Times)
.
Special stage seating available.
See How to Renew Guide for details.
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