Thursday, December 6, 2018
“Music is life, and, like life, inextinguishable” wrote Danish composer Carl Nielsen of his Fourth Symphony, written during the early years of World War I. His life-affirming composition is preceded by Strauss’ poignant Four Last Songs, which has been called “the most beautifully delivered farewell in all of music.”
Wagner Overture to RienziR. Strauss Four Last SongsNielsen Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductorErin Wall soprano
Preconcert conversation with Steven Rings30 minute run-time
Thursday, December 6, 6:45-7:15 Armour StageFriday, December 7, 12:15-12:45 Armour StageSaturday, December 8, 6:45-7:15 Grainger BallroomTuesday, December 11, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage
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The appearance of Maestro Edward Gardner is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.