Thielemann Conducts Bruckner 8

Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2022


Bruckner’s last completed symphony is a majestic statement in which every theme feels like a sacred offering. Bruckner signed the score "Hallelujah,” and eagerly declared, “The finale is the most important movement of my life.” Christian Thielemann, “the most admired of today’s German conductors” (Los Angeles Times), leads the CSO on this sweeping journey.

Please note: there will be no late seating or intermission for this concert, and the concert will start on time.

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.

Terri Hemmert

Classic Encounter

Thursday, October 20: Preconcert lecture hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, with co-host John Hagstrom, CSO trumpet (Pritzker Military Museum and Library Chair).

You will have the opportunity to add Classic Encounter to your order after selecting your seats for the concert.

Keep the October festivities going with a menu of German food and music at the Berghoff Restaurant

The Berghoff Restaurant (17 W. Adams St.) is partnering with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association on a limited-time offer! Show your same-day ticket to any Thielemann Conducts Bruckner 8 concert October 20-25 and receive a complimentary dessert with purchase. Explore the menu »


Symphony No. 8


These performances are made possible by a generous legacy bequest from Anita J. Court, who is remembered with gratitude by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association family.

Thielemann & Bruckner 8

Christian Thielemann leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Anton Bruckner’s Apocalyptic Symphony — the first installment of the pair’s acclaimed Bruckner symphony cycle honoring the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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