Mozart & Stravinsky

May 9 - May 11, 2024


The versatile Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider leads the CSO as soloist in Mozart’s richly melodic Violin Concerto No. 2 and Kreisler’s wistful Liebesleid. Trading violin bow for baton, Szeps-Znaider conducts Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, a neoclassical gem that shines a spotlight on the orchestra’s principal players, and Mozart’s Prague Symphony, a work of grand gestures and profound, melodious depth.


Violin Concerto No. 2



Bach (arr. Hillborg)

 Ich ruf zu dir, herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

[May 10 & 11 Encore]

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider leader and violin


Suite from Pulcinella


Symphony No. 38 (Prague)



Enhance your concert experience.

Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Kyle Dzapo in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


These concerts are generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.

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