Chopin & The Mermaid

Apr 11

8:00 PM

Berlioz, Chopin, Zemlinsky

Thursday, April 11, 2019

One of the world’s most sought-after pianists with “virtuosity beyond his years” (Los Angeles Times), Benjamin Grosvenor makes his CSO debut with Chopin’s elegant First Piano Concerto. Esteemed conductor Emmanuel Krivine leads Zemlinsky’s lavishly scored symphonic fantasy The Mermaid, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Poetry in Grainger Ballroom starting at 7 p.m.
Poems While You Wait, a local collective of poets and their vintage typewriters, will provide patrons with a unique encounter with poetry. Order a personalized poem about a topic of your choice before the concert, then enjoy the performance and pick up your original piece of poetry after the concert.
Learn more about Poems While You Wait

Available on April 13 only

Program

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Zemlinsky The Mermaid

PRECONCERT CONVERSATION

Preconcert conversation with Stephen Alltop
30 minute run-time

Thursday, April 11, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Friday, April, 12, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, April 13, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

Sponsors

Global Sponsor of the CSO

Official Airline of the CSO

Classic Encounter Media Sponsor: Media Sponsor: 93XRT   

Classic Encounter Event Partner: Event Partner: Nando's Periperi   

The appearance of Benjamin Grosvenor is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Excellence.

The appearance of Benjamin Grosvenor is made possible by The Grainger Fund for Excellence.

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