Muti Conducts Tchaikovsky & Debussy

Apr 19

8:00 PM

Tchaikovsky, Debussy

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Muti caps a season-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's death with two of his most celebrated and tragically romantic works: the symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini and his treasured ballet Swan Lake. In a rare treat, Muti pairs these works with two by French composer Claude Debussy, another master of vivid orchestral colors. His ethereal Sacred and Profane Dances will feature CSO Principal Harp Sarah Bullen as soloist.

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Debussy Nocturnes
Debussy Sacred and Profane Dances
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake


Preconcert conversation with Kyle Dzapo
30 minute run-time

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, April 20, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

When she was about 5 years old, Sarah Bullen attended a harp recital and immediately realized it was the instrument for her. “The physical beauty of the instrument was always so awesome just to see, not to mention listening to it,” she said. “It felt totally right.” Her love for the instrument has never flagged ever since. “I’m an ambassador for the instrument, so I’m happy to bring it forward,” she said. “I’m proud to do that. I’m proud to have a voice.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Support for the 60th Anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is provided by the Walter E. Heller Foundation in honor of Alyce DeCosta. 

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.