Sacred Masterworks by Poulenc & Gounod

Oct 5

8:00 PM

Prokofiev, Poulenc, Gounod

Thursday, October 5, 2017

French conductor Alain Altinoglu leads a program of richly scored works, including Poulenc’s joyfully devotional Gloria. The power of Gounod’s Saint Cecilia Mass is best described by his contemporary Saint-Saëns: “This simplicity, this grandeur, this serene light which rose before the musical world like a breaking dawn…at first one was dazzled, then charmed, then conquered.”


Prokofiev Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
Poulenc Gloria
Gounod Saint Cecilia Mass


Alain Altinoglu conductor
Sandrine Piau soprano
Michael Schade tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director

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