Wagner, Bartók & Vaughan Williams

Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2022
Christian Tetzlaff


As Great Britain endured the Blitz in 1943, the 71-year-old Vaughan Williams produced his Fifth Symphony. To celebrate 150 years since the composer's birth, Edward Gardner conducts this work of warmth and gentle contemplation. Christian Tetzlaff, “a meticulous and refined virtuoso” (The New York Times), presents Bartók’s rhapsodic Second Violin Concerto. Wagner’s serene and somber prelude to Act 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opens the program.

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

Terri Hemmert

Classic Encounter

Thursday, November 3: Preconcert lecture hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, with co-host and CSO viola Max Raimi.

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

College Night

Saturday, November 5: College student ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary casual dinner, mingle with new friends and attend a Q & A with a CSO musician before the concert. Learn more »



Prelude to Act 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Violin Concerto No. 2

Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 5

J.S. Bach

Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003: III. Andante [Encore Nov 3]

J.S. Bach

Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor, BMW 1002: I. Allemande [Encore Nov 5]


The appearance of Christian Tetzlaff is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.

New Release from Christian Tetzlaff

Hailed by The Classic Review as “an emotional roller-coaster,” celebrated violinist Christian Tetzlaff performs a pair of two deeply dramatic and lyrical concertos — those of Johannes Brahms and Anton Berg — on this new release from Ondine. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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