Blomstedt Conducts Bruckner 4
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2022

Overview

Distinguished conductor Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bruckner’s most popular symphony, with its allusions to the peaceful countryside, hunting horns and a boisterous Austrian folk dance. Martin Helmchen, whose “pliant, quicksilver touch seemed to illuminate every solo passage” (Chicago Classical Review), is the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17. The graceful score stems from one of the happiest periods in the composer’s career.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Laura Prichard in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

Program
Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 17

Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)
J.S. Bach arr. M. Reger

“Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639 [Mar 12. Encore]

Sponsors

The appearance of Herbert Blomstedt is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

The appearance of Martin Helmchen is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.


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