Mäkelä Conducts López Bellido & Mahler 5
Feb 16 - Feb 18, 2023
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In his Fifth Symphony, Mahler embraces all aspects of life. After a tumultuous funeral march, the work’s five movements include folk-inspired dances, a tender love song and a boisterous finale. Noted for his "great affinity with Mahler" (Le Monde), Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä pairs the composer’s Fifth Symphony with the U.S. premiere of Aino by Peruvian American composer Jimmy López Bellido.

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

The Swan of Tuonela

López Bellido

Aino [United States Premiere, CSO Co-commission]


Symphony No. 5


Aino is commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through the generous support of the Helen Zell Commissioning Program.

The appearance of Klaus Mäkelä is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

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