8:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018
When Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma join forces, it is “music-making at the highest level” (Chicago Tribune). The incomparable cellist, renowned for his “technical command, purity of tone and generosity of spirit” (Chicago Sun-Times), collaborates with Muti and the CSO in Shostakovich's introspective and dark-hued Second Cello Concerto. This program of works by 20th-century Russian masters also features Shostakovich's buoyant Festive Overture and Prokofiev's thrilling Third Symphony, a work of dramatic climaxes, rich melodies and vivid orchestral color.
Shostakovich Festive Overture Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Prokofiev Symphony No. 3
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
8:00 PM Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00 PM Saturday, June 16, 2018