Sep 21

Muti Conducts Shostakovich Babi Yar

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2018

"If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich's 13th" (The Guardian). Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti opens a season of reflection with Shostakovich's gripping setting of poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko condemning anti-Semitism and the barbarous acts that took place near Kiev in September 1941.

Program

Prokofiev Sinfonietta
Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

Sep 22

Muti Conducts Shostakovich Babi Yar

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018

"If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich's 13th" (The Guardian). Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti opens a season of reflection with Shostakovich's gripping setting of poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko condemning anti-Semitism and the barbarous acts that took place near Kiev in September 1941.

Program

Prokofiev Sinfonietta
Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

Sep 25

Muti Conducts Shostakovich Babi Yar

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

7:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich's 13th" (The Guardian). Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti opens a season of reflection with Shostakovich's gripping setting of poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko condemning anti-Semitism and the barbarous acts that took place near Kiev in September 1941.

Program

Prokofiev Sinfonietta
Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)

Sep 27

Muti Conducts Sheherazade

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2018

Riccardo Muti leads two of Mozart's most popular works, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's mesmerizing tone poem inspired by The Arabian Nights. Experience an evening of dramatic masterpieces, filled with vivid orchestral color and memorable themes that highlight Maestro Muti’s assertion that "the essence of our spirit is melody."

Program

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Sep 28

Muti Conducts Sheherazade

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2018

Riccardo Muti leads two of Mozart's most popular works, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's mesmerizing tone poem inspired by The Arabian Nights. Experience an evening of dramatic masterpieces, filled with vivid orchestral color and memorable themes that highlight Maestro Muti’s assertion that "the essence of our spirit is melody."

Program

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Sep 29

Muti Conducts Sheherazade

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018

Riccardo Muti leads two of Mozart's most popular works, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's mesmerizing tone poem inspired by The Arabian Nights. Experience an evening of dramatic masterpieces, filled with vivid orchestral color and memorable themes that highlight Maestro Muti’s assertion that "the essence of our spirit is melody."

Program

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

Oct 4

Muti Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Thursday, October 4, 2018

Brahms' lively Hungarian Dances are paired with Hindemith's symphony Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter), a work that explores the role of an artist in society. David Fray performs Beethoven's dramatic Third Piano Concerto.

Program

Beethoven Overture to Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms Hungarian Dances
Hindemith Symphony, Mathis der Maler

Oct 5

Muti Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1:30 PM Friday, October 5, 2018

Brahms' lively Hungarian Dances are paired with Hindemith's symphony Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter), a work that explores the role of an artist in society. David Fray performs Beethoven's dramatic Third Piano Concerto.

Program

Beethoven Overture to Egmont
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms Hungarian Dances
Hindemith Symphony, Mathis der Maler

Oct 11

Mahler 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2018

Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to lead Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony. Opening with one of the most original and daring movements in symphonic history, Mahler’s ode to the vastness of nature is filled with ambitious ideas that coalesce into a staggeringly beautiful climax.

Oct 12

Mahler 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1:30 PM Friday, October 12, 2018

Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to lead Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony. Opening with one of the most original and daring movements in symphonic history, Mahler’s ode to the vastness of nature is filled with ambitious ideas that coalesce into a staggeringly beautiful climax.

Oct 13

Mahler 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018

Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to lead Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony. Opening with one of the most original and daring movements in symphonic history, Mahler’s ode to the vastness of nature is filled with ambitious ideas that coalesce into a staggeringly beautiful climax.

Oct 14

Mahler 3

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

3:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2018

Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to lead Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony. Opening with one of the most original and daring movements in symphonic history, Mahler’s ode to the vastness of nature is filled with ambitious ideas that coalesce into a staggeringly beautiful climax.

Oct 18

Trifonov Plays Prokofiev

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Time for Reflection: A concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

As part of a series of events honoring the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, this concert features works that encourage reflection and inspire hope. Included on the program is the world premiere of Threnos by Bruno Mantovani, Prokofiev’s haunting Third Piano Concerto—performed by Russian superstar Daniil Trifonov—and Copland’s Third Symphony, with its poignant use of the Fanfare for the Common Man theme.

A free lecture, open to all ticketholders, by the foremost scholar on the Star Spangled Banner Mark Clague and Phillip Huscher, will precede the concert.

Program

Mantovani Threnos [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Bridge Lament
Copland Symphony No. 3

Oct 19

Trifonov Plays Prokofiev

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1:30 PM Friday, October 19, 2018

A Time for Reflection: A concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

As part of a series of events honoring the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, this concert features works that encourage reflection and inspire hope. Included on the program is the world premiere of Threnos by Bruno Mantovani, Prokofiev’s haunting Third Piano Concerto—performed by Russian superstar Daniil Trifonov—and Copland’s Third Symphony, with its poignant use of the Fanfare for the Common Man theme.

A free lecture, open to all ticketholders, by the foremost scholar on the Star Spangled Banner Mark Clague and Phillip Huscher, will precede the concert.

Program

Mantovani Threnos [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Bridge Lament
Copland Symphony No. 3

Oct 20

Trifonov Plays Prokofiev

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Time for Reflection: A concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

As part of a series of events honoring the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, this concert features works that encourage reflection and inspire hope. Included on the program is the world premiere of Threnos by Bruno Mantovani, Prokofiev’s haunting Third Piano Concerto—performed by Russian superstar Daniil Trifonov—and Copland’s Third Symphony, with its poignant use of the Fanfare for the Common Man theme.

A free lecture, open to all ticketholders, by the foremost scholar on the Star Spangled Banner Mark Clague and Phillip Huscher, will precede the concert.

Program

Mantovani Threnos [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Bridge Lament
Copland Symphony No. 3

Oct 25

Haitink Conducts Bruckner & Beethoven

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Thursday, October 25, 2018

“There could be no more impressive demonstration of modern orchestral virtuosity at its committed best than the pairing of Haitink and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra” (Chicago Tribune). Former principal conductor Bernard Haitink, renowned for his transformative interpretations of symphonic masterworks with the CSO, returns to lead Bruckner’s rich, kaleidoscopic Sixth Symphony. He is joined by Paul Lewis, “a defining interpreter of Beethoven” (Chicago Tribune), to perform the composer's triumphant Second Piano Concerto.

Program

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Bruckner Symphony No. 6

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