Janowski Conducts Wagner & Beethoven 4

Jun 3

3:00 PM

Weber, Beethoven, Wagner

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Conductor Marek Janowski and the CSO, both great masters of music from the Austro-German tradition, perform a program of works by Weber, Beethoven and Wagner. Janowski, in his subscription series debut, leads the CSO in glorious orchestral excerpts from two of Wagner's grandest operas. Also on the program is Beethoven's sunny Fourth Symphony, a work imbued with romantic pathos.

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Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Weber Overture to Euryanthe
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
Wagner Prelude to Act 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Preconcert conversation with William White
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, June 1, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Although esteemed conductor Marek Janowski led two sets of CSO concerts in 1982 and 1991 at the Ravinia Festival, this month marks his first time with the ensemble at Orchestra Hall: “Of course, the reputation of the orchestra is fabulous, and it’s a great pleasure for me to go there and conduct them in their own home.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Franke for their generous gift in support of the Thursday evening performance.