Gershwin Piano Concerto & Dvořák Symphony No. 6

May 25

8:00 PM

Turina, Gershwin, Dvořák

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spanish composer Joaquín Turina’s Danzas fantásticas makes a suitable companion to George Gershwin’s lively Piano Concerto, played by Inon Barnatan. Jesús López-Cobos closes the program with Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony, an homage to the composer’s friend and mentor, Johannes Brahms.

Enjoy a Q&A with the artists after all Tuesday CSO concerts.

Note for the Newcomer: After accepting a commission from conductor Walter Damrosch to write a piano concerto, Gershwin promptly went out and purchased a book on musical form so he could learn how to structure his work.

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Turina Danzas fantásticas
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Dvořák Symphony No. 6

Gershwin Prelude No. 2 [5/25 ENCORE]

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Larry Rapchak
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

For his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, pianist Inon Barnatan will play Gershwin's Concerto in F. The work is often performed at summer festivals or on all-American programs. But the pianist believes it deserves to be presented on regular subscription programs like any other piano concerto. It also needs the fusion of classical and jazz to work successfully: “It’s so much fun for me to explore that because I’m a big jazz fan.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


Thursday evening’s concert is generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Franke.

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