Glover Conducts Mozart, Haydn & Handel

Mar 17 - Mar 19, 2022


Jane Glover leads an enchanting program of Baroque and Classical masterpieces. “Dazzling virtuoso” (The New York Times) Paul Jacobs performs one of Handel’s sparkling organ concertos, and the CSO’s Principal Oboe William Welter makes his first CSO solo appearance with Mozart’s expressive Oboe Concerto.

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.

Symphony No. 71
Oboe Concerto
Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Major
Symphony No. 29

Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29 [Encore]

Principal Oboe
The Nancy and Larry Fuller Principal Oboe Chair

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With two programs at Orchestra Hall this season, Dame Jane Glover says, "I’m thrilled to be making my CSO debut. It’s an orchestra I’ve admired all my life. It’s a joy to hear them make music, and I cannot wait to be part of it."
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Along with his role as a virtuoso, Paul Jacobs views himself as an ambassador for the organ. He hopes orchestras will program more works for the instrument because “a lot of music is just waiting to be discovered.”
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Symphony Center’s 1998 Casavant Frères Opus 3765, which has 44 stops and 3,414 pipes, can "really pack a punch," declares organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs.
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Performing early music transports CSO players into 17th- and 18th-century realms that they have little opportunity to explore with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Baroque music is challenging, says CSO horn Oto Carrillo, "and it makes me a better player.”
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Nicholas Kraemer, a leading specialist in Handel’s music, conducts the stirring anthem Zadok the Priest.
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George I entertained his guests in high style on the River Thames with Handel's Water Music.
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