Carmina burana
Mar 16 - Mar 18, 2023
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Carl Orff’s choral celebration of love, lust and youthful excess in medieval times is as iconic as ever — at once gloriously bawdy and touchingly beautiful. Rautavaara’s ethereal “concerto for birds and orchestra” features bird calls recorded in arctic Finland. Banner, by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery, is a vibrant rhapsody on The Star-Spangled Banner.

Thursday, March 16, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, March 17, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023
8:00 PM



Cantus Arcticus


Carmina burana

Osmo Vänskä
Elliot Madore
Chicago Children's Choir
Josephine Lee
Artistic Director

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

The appearances of Joélle Harvey, Reginald Mobley, and Elliot Madore are made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

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