Boccherini, Vivaldi & Mozart 40
Mar 30 - Apr 4, 2023
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In his 2019 CSO debut, Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas thrilled with “the profundities of his art,” along with “the sheen of his tone and the nobility of his rhythms,” wrote the Chicago Tribune. Sáinz-Villegas joins the ensemble in two pieces with bright Mediterranean character. Bernard Labadie, making a welcome return to the CSO, conducts the program, which also features dark-hued symphonies by Mozart and Boccherini.

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

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Laura Prichard
Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:30 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
7:30 PM

Symphony No. 26 in C Minor


Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93


Fandango from Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major


Symphony No. 40

Bernard Labadie
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas

This performance is sponsored by the Bonnie Ann Barber Endowment Fund, which recognizes the importance of the CSO to Chicago and aims to preserve and support the CSO’s legacy for future generations.

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