Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Feb 23 - Feb 27, 2024
Hannu Lintu


With his Ninth Symphony, Shostakovich delivered a tragicomic work with nods to Haydn and circus tunes. Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s thrilling First Piano Concerto. Mussorgsky’s radiant Khovanshchina prelude and Saariaho’s ethereal Winter Sky round out the program.


Ciel d’hiver


Piano Concerto No. 1


Children's Album, Op. 39, No. 18 "Neapolitan Song" 

[Feb. 23 & 27 Encore]

Behzod Abduraimov piano


Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141, No. 3 "La campanella" 

[Feb. 24 Encore]

Behzod Abduraimov piano

Mussorgsky (Orch. Shostakovich)

Prelude to Khovanshchina


Symphony No. 9


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