Ax Plays Brahms

Apr 18

8:00 PM

Bartók, Debussy, Brahms

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Enjoy an evening of sumptuous orchestral color featuring Debussy’s glistening ode to spring and a work inspired by Bela Bartók’s Hungarian heritage. Symphony Center favorite Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ vibrant Second Piano Concerto. “Emanuel Ax shone. He played with dazzling comfort, like the music was his oldest and best friend, simultaneously familiar and fascinating” (Bachtrack).

Program

Bartók Dance Suite
Debussy Printemps
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

PRECONCERT CONVERSATION

Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30 minute run-time

Thursday, April 18, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, April, 19, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, April 20, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Tuesday, April 23, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

Sponsors

Global Sponsor of the CSO

Official Airline of the CSO

These performances are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.