Adès Conducts Adès with Gerstein
Apr 6 - Apr 11, 2023
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Thomas Ades


Come along for an engrossing program of musical storytelling as Thomas Adès conducts Liszt’s swirling treatment of the Faust legend, Janáček’s depiction of a 17th-century Cossack warrior and Sibelius’ incidental music to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Kirill Gerstein presents Adès’ own Piano Concerto, “an affectionate, joyous, remarkably uncomplicated tribute to tradition” (The New York Times).

Explore the music in the free preconcert conversation featuring John Novak in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

Terri Hemmert

Classic Encounter

Thursday, April 6: Preconcert lecture hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, with co-host Cynthia Yeh, CSO principal percussion.

You will have the opportunity to add Classic Encounter to your order after selecting your seats for the concert.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with John Novak
Thursday, April 6, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, April 7, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2023
8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
7:30 PM

Mephisto Waltz No. 1


Piano Concerto


Overture and Suite No. 1 from The Tempest


Taras Bulba


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