Gerstein Plays Prokofiev
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
Piano Concerto No. 2
Symphony No. 1
Semyon Bychkov conducts two fiery works by composers early
in their careers, each reflecting a personal crisis. Prokofiev’s
penetrating Second Piano Concerto, performed by Russian-
born Kirill Gerstein, was dedicated to the memory of a friend
who killed himself and includes one of the most stunning
cadenzas in the repertoire. Walton’s lush and propulsive
First Symphony reflects his anguish over the end of his first
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
We invite trick-or-treaters of all ages to get into the Halloween
spirit at our annual Hallowed Haunts concert! This spook-
tacular afternoon with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago is full of
symphonic thrills and chills that will haunt and delight. Don
your Halloween costume and join fellow ghosts and ghouls for
preconcert activities from 1:30-2:30.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
SCP Piano Series
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major
Partita No. 2 in C Minor
Partita No. 3 in A Minor
Partita No. 4 in D Major
Partita No. 5 in G Major
Partita No. 6 in E Minor
“Mr. Schiff is, in Bach, a phenomenon” (The New York Times).
Playing with delicacy and directness, András Schiff is among
today’s most revered interpreters of Bach’s keyboard works.
Here he performs the composer’s captivatingly inventive and
technically demanding Partitas.