Salonen Conducts Daphnis & Chloe
Jun 2 - Jun 4, 2022
Salonen Conducts Daphnis and Chloe


Hear how Greek and Roman mythology have captivated composers with tales of betrayal, love and heroism. In Daphnis and Chloe, Ravel uses ravishing orchestral colors and a wordless chorus to depict this pastoral romance. Salonen finds inspiration in the epic struggles of the twin half-brothers Castor and Pollux, depicted in his two-piece orchestral composition, Gemini. Opening the program is Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, a refreshing blend of traditional harmony and contrasting dissonance inspired by Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 77, No. 2.

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

Thursday, June 2, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, June 3, 2022
1:30 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2022
8:00 PM





Daphnis and Chloe


The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation, with additional support from Jim† and Kay Mabie.

The June 3rd performance is made possible by a generous endowment gift through the Frank Family Fund.

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