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APRIL/MAY
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Thursday, 8:00
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Saturday, 8:00
Mozart and Strauss
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Richard Goode piano
Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 23
Ives
Symphony No. 2
English conductor Sir Mark Elder leads Richard Strauss’ Till
Eulenspiegel, a mischievous yet daring work that will brilliantly
display the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s virtuosity. Charles
Ives’ wildly unorthodox Second Symphony is studded with
quotations from classical works as well as popular American
songs. Contrasting with these bold masterpieces, Richard
Goode joins the CSO for Mozart’s graceful Concerto in A Major.
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Friday, 7:30
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Sunday, 3:00
BEYOND THE SCORE
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: Ives Symphony No. 2
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Gerard McBurney creative director
Who would write the first great American symphony? Enter
Charles Ives, a successful insurance executive, musical
maverick and wildly experimental composer. In the early
twentieth century, who else could have included gospel
hymns, tunes by Stephen Foster and barn-dance fiddles in
a symphony?
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Saturday, 8:00
Tchaikovsky Pathétique
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
Paul Lewis piano
Lutosławski
Musique funèbre
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Tchaikovsky’s haunting Pathétique heads a program of some
of the most affecting and heartfelt music ever composed.
Beethoven’s Third Concerto, played by critically acclaimed
British pianist Paul Lewis, shows the first ripening of his
distinctive brand of lyricism, most ravishingly in its central
slow movement. Lutosławski found an outlet to express his
grief and suffering under Polish communist oppression in his
Funeral Music, dedicated to the memory of Bartók.
Christoph von Dohnányi
Richard Goode
Sir Mark Elder
Paul Lewis
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