Berliner Philharmoniker

Nov 16, 2022

Overview

In his Seventh Symphony, Mahler evokes alternately gentle and menacing visions of nature using a rich tonal palette that includes blazes of brass, pealing bells, mandolin and guitar. Kirill Petrenko makes his first Chicago appearance as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker — which itself last performed here in 2009 — building on the orchestra’s celebrated Mahler tradition.

Please note: there will be no late seating or intermission for this concert. Preconcert concessions are available on the Main Floor and Box Level bars (first and second floors).

Program
Mahler

Symphony No. 7

John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker

In celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday, John Williams led the Berliner Philharmoniker in a once-in-a-lifetime concert of his most memorable tunes for the silver screen, including selections from Star Wars, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Available for a limited time at the Symphony Store.

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