Symphony Ball Featuring Muti, Beethoven 5 & Trifonov

Oct 15

6:00 PM

Wagner, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association proudly presents a rousing finale to the CSO’s 125th anniversary celebration. Enjoy a festive preconcert reception for all ticketholders at Symphony Center, followed by Riccardo Muti leading the CSO in a re-creation of the Orchestra’s very first program from October 16 and 17, 1891. Gala patrons will continue their evening with postconcert dinner and dancing. For information and to purchase Gala ticket packages, please call 312-294-3185. Don't miss this rare occasion!!

All ticketholders are invited to a preconcert champagne toast throughout Symphony Center. Preconcert reception for all ticketholders begins at 5:00 p.m.

Please note the early concert start-time.

Note for the Newcomer: The soloist on this concert, Daniil Trifonov, is just 25, has already won major international competitions, signed an exclusive recording agreement with major record label Deutsche Grammophon, and recently accepted Gramophone's 2016 Artist of the Year Award. Of his playing, the great pianist Martha Argerich says, “It’s...his touch – he has tenderness and also a demonic element. I never heard anything like that.”


Wagner A Faust Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Husitská Overture

Daniil Trifonov looks at the pages of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and hears an opera. “Tchaikovsky’s essence was in his ballets and operas, and there is a lot of operatic language in this concerto as well,” said the Russian piano virtuoso, who will perform the work with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under Riccardo Muti, on Oct. 15 at the Symphony Ball, which re-creates the CSO's first concerts of Oct. 16-17, 1891, and culminates the CSO’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.