Ax, Kavakos & Ma

Mar 11, 2022
Ax Kavakos Ma


Three of today’s most extraordinary musicians reunite for an intimate and unforgettable performance. The trio returns after a sold-out March 2020 appearance at Symphony Center that the Chicago Classical Review praised for its “seamless cohesion and fine unanimity of purpose throughout,” in which music by Beethoven was “played with the sense of relaxed intimacy and infectious enjoyment of chamber music at its finest!


Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy i slava, i volia (National Anthem of Ukraine) [Concert Start]

Beethoven, arr. Wosner

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost)

Allegretto ma non troppo from Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 [Encore]


This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon

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Just in time for an upcoming tour, the superstar trio will release its latest disc, "Beethoven for Three: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5," on March 4 via Sony Classical. The album presents two Beethoven symphonies in chamber arrangements that maintain the power and immediacy of the composer's orchestral works.
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When Leonidas Kavakos returns this month to Orchestra Hall, he will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in one of his signature works, the Brahms Violin Concerto: "There have been times when I've played it more than 30 or 40 times in one year."
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Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma recently made a surprising admission: He didn’t feel comfortable as a musician until he was 49. That was just 12 years ago, decades after he’d achieved global renown. At the same time, he realized that “my greatest passion was actually people.”
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