Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 East Randolph Drive
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater conductor
New Work [MusicNOW Commission]
One of electronica’s most revered artists—Prefuse73
(Guillermo Herren), whose work ranges from jazz and hip-
hop to abstract electronica—brings a world premiere to
MusicNOW, complemented by an electrifying solo work
by Eduardo Guzman and a world premiere by CSO Mead
Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates.
MusicNOW receives funding through a leadership challenge grant from Irving Harris
Foundation, Joan W. Harris. Major support is also provided by Cindy Sargent and the
Sally Mead Hands Foundation.
Eschenbach Conducts Bruckner
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Overture to Egmont
...where the murmurs die...
Symphony No. 9
Christoph Eschenbach, renowned conductor and former
Ravinia Festival music director, leads Bruckner’s Ninth
Symphony, surely the composer’s most impressive
achievement. Its opening’s intense lyricism and brooding
leads into the unforgettable hammering of the ferocious
Scherzo and a final Adagio with sustained chords like streams
of brilliant light. The CSO celebrates composer Bernard Rands’
upcoming 80th birthday with his lusciously atmospheric
...where the murmurs die... .
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
The incomparable CSO Brass possesses an impressive
combination of power, versatility and delicacy. The acclaimed
recording of their 2010 program, released on CSO Resound,
was praised for its “consummate musicianship, revelatory
sound and well-chosen music, idiomatically arranged” (SA-
CD.net). Witness our world-famous brass choir in a program
of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged
for brass ensemble.
This concert is presented in collaboration with the Midwest Clinic, an international
band and orchestra conference.