Stravinsky, Beethoven & Sibelius 2

Dec 1-6, 2022


Sibelius’ intense love of nature is mirrored in his Second Symphony, which inhabits a world of rugged, windswept beauty. In his kaleidoscopic choral masterpiece, Stravinsky creates an otherworldly aura. Beethoven’s ebullient concerto features pianist Francesco Piemontesi in his CSO debut. “Piemontesi made a wonderful impression… [He] drew out the reflective undercurrents even while playing with grace and élan” (The New York Times).

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Max Raimi in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.


Symphony of Psalms


Piano Concerto No. 2


Symphony No. 2


 Four Studies, Op. 4, No. 3 Andante in modo d'una canzona [Encore Dec. 1]


Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899 [Encore Dec. 3]


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

These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

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Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi’s discography highlights his expansive repertoire, from the beloved works of Bach and Mozart to modern works by Messiaen and Schoenberg. Explore his most recent recordings at the Symphony Store. Available for a limited time only.

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