Hahn Plays Sibelius Violin Concerto

May 21

7:30 PM

Rautavaara, Sibelius, Rachmaninov

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mikko Franck makes a welcome return to conduct composers of his native Finland, including Sibelius’ spirited Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn, “the epitome of violinist perfection” (Nürnberger Nachrichten), plus Rachmaninov’s strikingly beautiful Second Symphony.

Please join us in Grainger Ballroom immediately following the concert for a Q&A with the evening’s guest artists or CSO musicians. Open to all ticketholders.


Rautavaara A Requiem in Our Time
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2



Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 16, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Friday, May 17, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Saturday, May 18, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Tuesday, May 21, 6:15-6:45 Grainger Ballroom

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These violin concerto performances have been enabled by the Paul Ricker Judy Fund.

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

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