Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2022
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James Gaffigan leads a program etched in vivid colors, including Tchaikovsky’s seductive portrait of Shakespeare’s immortal lovers, Mussorgsky’s windswept Night on Bald Mountain and Saint-Saëns’ riotous Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. The latter composer’s brilliant Third Violin Concerto spotlights Lisa Batiashvili, acclaimed for her “fearless playing, which is so tonally rich and technically immaculate” (The Guardian).

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

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Stephen Yaness
Friday, June 10, 2022
8:00 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022
8:00 PM

Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah


Violin Concerto No. 3

Mussorgsky (Orch. Rimsky-Korsakov)

A Night on Bald Mountain

Romeo and Juliet

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