Mäkelä Conducts López Bellido & Mahler 5

Klaus Mäkelä and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, following a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony on February 16, 2023, in Orchestra Hall

Todd Rosenberg Photography

This week, we celebrate Klaus Mäkelä — recently named the CSO’s Zell Music Director Designate — in Mahler's Fifth Symphony. The program opens with Sibelius' The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends from the Kalevala and, in between, we hear the U.S. premiere of Aino, a piece co-commissioned by the CSO and written by Jimmy López Bellido.

Broadcast available through April 7, 2025

Corigliano Tournaments Overture
Sir Georg Solti conductor
(CSO First 100 Years) 

Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22 
Scott Hostetler english horn
López Bellido Aino
Mahler Symphony No. 5 
Klaus Mäkelä conductor
February 2023

Klaus Mäkelä appears courtesy of Decca Classics.

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host


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