Mäkelä Conducts The Firebird

Klaus Mäkelä leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall

Todd Rosenberg Photography

This week, Klaus Mäkelä makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird. Opening the program is Hillborg's Eleven Gates, followed by Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto joined by Daniel Lozakovich, also making his first appearance with the CSO. Rounding out the broadcast, the CSO's seventh music director Jean Martinon, conducts Ravel's Introduction and Allegro featuring Edward Druzinsky, Donald Peck and Clark Brody.

Hillborg Eleven Gates 
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63  
ENCORE Ysaÿe Danse rustique from Sonata No. 5 in G Major 
Daniel Lozakovich violin 
Stravinsky The Firebird 
Klaus Mäkelä conductor
April 2022 

Klaus Mäkelä appears courtesy of Decca Classics.

Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet 
Edward Druzinsky harp 
Donald Peck flute 
Clark Brody clarinet 
Jean Martinon conductor 
1968 (RCA) 

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host


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