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Saturday, 8:00
Shostakovich Leningrad
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden conductor
Britten
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
 from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
Jaap van Zweden conducts two World War II-era pieces
showcasing the glorious sound of the CSO. Shostakovich’s
Seventh Symphony, mostly written in Leningrad while the
city was under siege, became symbolic of the indomitable
spirit of both that city and of the Soviet people. Britten’s Four
Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from his opera Peter Grimes
portray the sea on England’s eastern coast in all its power and
transformative beauty.
This program is part of the CSO’s Truth to Power Festival.
cso.org/truthtopower
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Thursday, 8:00
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Friday, 1:30
Van Zweden and Weilerstein
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden conductor
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Prokofiev
Symphony-Concerto
Britten
Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was...
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 9
Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto, played by the magnificent
Alisa Weilerstein, embraces anguish and defiance as well as
warmth and tender lyricism. Shostakovich’s neoclassical Ninth
Symphony confounded expectations: instead of a triumphant
celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, it is both
sarcastic and cheeky, including a strutting march for piccolo.
Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes enchants the ear with
richly contrasting orchestral colors and textures.
This program is part of the CSO’s Truth to Power Festival.
cso.org/truthtopower
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Friday, 8:00
SCP Jazz Series
Jason Moran and Theaster Gates
Innovative jazz pianist Jason Moran and multifaceted visual
artist Theaster Gates will collaborate on a new work giving
context to the phrase originally attributed to the Quakers:
“speak truth to power.” As envisioned by two of today’s most
inventive and brilliant artists, this Symphony Center Presents
Jazz series commission will use stories from Chicago’s many
eras to illustrate how the power of music and art can unite and
transform our city.
The SCP Jazz series is sponsored by:
Media support:
This program is part of the CSO’s Truth to Power Festival.
cso.org/truthtopower
Jason Moran
Alisa Weilerstein
Jaap van Zweden
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