Salonen & Uchida

May 24

8:00 PM

Brahms, Bartók, Schoenberg

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a program that pairs Brahms' captivating Variations on a Theme by Haydn with Schoenberg's hauntingly beautiful Transfigured Night and Bartók's serene and expressive Third Piano Concerto, featuring Mitsuko Uchida. “It was in the otherworldly slow movement that Uchida's profound poetic sensibility rose to the fore, building to an eloquent emotional climax from the simple, hushed chords of the opening bars—atmospheric yet as clear as ice water” (Chicago Tribune).

Mitsuko Uchida will sign CDs in Grainger Ballroom following the performances on Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26.

Approximate concert duration: 110 minutes including intermission


Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3
Schoenberg Transfigured Night


Preconcert conversation with Laura Prichard
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, May 25, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, May 26, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Acclaimed for her performances and recordings of works by Franz Schubert, Mitsuko Uchida is midway through a two-year survey of the composer's piano sonatas. When she returns to Symphony Center for concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen, however, she will be the soloist in Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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These concerts are made possible with the generous support of The Negaunee Foundation, with additional support from Robert J. Buford, Jim and SuAnne Lopata, Robert C. Peterson, and an Anonymous donor.