Tilson Thomas Conducts Romeo & Juliet

Dec 15

8:00 PM

Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his own arrangement from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Complementing this are Stravinsky's diverting Scènes de ballet and Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1, performed by acclaimed French cellist Gautier Capuçon.

Note for the Newcomer: Chicago was the first American city to hear Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.


Stravinsky Scènes de ballet
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev/Piatigorsky March from Music for Children, Op. 65, No. 10 [ENCORE 12/17]

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Larry Rapchak
30 minute run-time

Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, December 16, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, December 17, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, December 18, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

French cellist Gautier Capuçon has a passion for Saint-Saëns’ infrequently programmed Cello Concerto No. 1. He calls it "a fantastic piece" that's both romantic and virtuosic. "It's not played as often as it should be, so I’m very happy to come to America with this concerto that I really love.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


The appearance of Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

Thursday evening’s concert is generously sponsored the Waddell Family.