Montgomery, Schubert 8 & Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3

Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2021


A hundred years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the world premiere of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist. Denis Matsuev joins the CSO led by Manfred Honeck to celebrate this milestone with a performance of Prokofiev’s exuberant, poetic and witty score. Coincident Dances by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery weaves a multicultural sonic tapestry to evoke the experience of walking through a New York City neighborhood. Schubert’s Eighth Symphony bursts with memorable themes that surprise and delight at every turn.

Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from these performances due to health reasons.


Coincident Dances


Piano Concerto No. 3


Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

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The appearance of Denis Matsuev is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

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