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.
Prokofiev SinfoniettaShostakovich Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Alexey Tikhomirov bassMen of the Chicago Symphony ChorusDuain Wolfe chorus director
8:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2018