Ravel Boléro

June 6-11, 2024

Overview

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings his customary joie de vivre to Saint-Saëns’ Egyptian Concerto, inspired by a trip down the Nile in 1896. Conductor Stéphane Denève unpacks the French fascination with Spanish culture in Debussy’s sultry Ibéria and Ravel’s ever-popular Boléro, with its sensuously hypnotic theme building to a volcanic climax.

Schedule
Program
Boulanger

D’un matin de printemps

Saint-Saëns

Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian)

Ravel

Pavane pour Une infante defunte [June 6 Encore]

Debussy

Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: No. 10 “La Cathedrale Engloute”

[June 7 Encore]

Debussy

Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: No. 4 “Les son et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir” [June 8 Encore]

Elgar

Salut d’Amour (transcr. Ciccolini) [June 11 Encore]

Debussy

Ibéria

Ravel

Boléro

Extras

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 »


Classic Encounter

Terri Hemmert

Thursday, June 6: Pre-concert multimedia discussion hosted by Chicago’s favorite radio DJ, WXRT’s Terri Hemmert, and CSO violist, Max Raimi.

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


Preconcert Conversation

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


Noche alegre

The CSO Latino Alliance will host a preconcert networking event on Tuesday, June 11. Tickets required for entry. Learn more at the Latino Alliance »

Sponsors

The appearance of Jean-Yves Thibaudet is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.


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