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).
Bartók Dance SuiteDebussy PrintempsBrahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fabien Gabel conductorEmanuel Ax piano
Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis30 minute run-time
Thursday, April 18, 6:45-7:15 Grainger BallroomFriday, April, 19, 12:15-12:45 Armour StageSaturday, April 20, 6:45-7:15 Armour StageTuesday, April 23, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage
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.