The Sorcerer’s Apprentice & Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2022
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Iconoclastic organist Cameron Carpenter, “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument” (Los Angeles Times), takes on Poulenc’s sparkling, Baroque-infused concerto, followed by the elegance and floor-shaking grandeur of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony.

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

Terri Hemmert

Classic Encounter

December 15: Preconcert lecture hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, with co-host Miles Maner, CSO bassoon and contrabassoon.

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
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Carl Grapentine
Thursday, December 15, 2022
7:30 PM
Friday, December 16, 2022
1:30 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2022
8:00 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2022
3:00 PM

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani


Symphony No. 3 (Organ)


The appearance of Cameron Carpenter is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

Carpenter & Poulenc

“Breathtaking virtuoso” organist Cameron Carpenter puts his skills on full display in his arrangement of Rachmaninov’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani, recorded in 2019 for Sony Classical. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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