Rachmaninov 3
Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2023
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Rachmaninov’s poignant Third Symphony is permeated with dark reminiscences, glittering climaxes and yearning melodies that evoke the Russia he left behind. CSO Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson solos in a new concerto by celebrated American composer Christopher Theofanidis. Complementing these works is Sibelius’ powerfully atmospheric Pohjola's Daughter, inspired by the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic detailing the creation of the cosmos.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Stephen Alltop, Christopher Theofanidis
Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:30 PM
Friday, November 10, 2023
1:30 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023
7:30 PM

Pohjola's Daughter


Indigo Heaven [World Premiere, CSO Commission]


Symphony No. 3


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 with Stephen Alltop and Christopher Theofanidis in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


The appearance of John Storgårds is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

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