Muti & Yo-Yo Ma

Jun 15

8:00 PM

Shostakovich, Prokofiev

Friday, June 15, 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.

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Shostakovich Festive Overture
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev Symphony No. 3


Preconcert conversation with Lawrence Rapchak
30 minute run-time

Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, June 16, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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