Mahler 3

Oct 11

8:00 PM


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns to lead Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony. Opening with one of the most original and daring movements in symphonic history, Mahler’s ode to the vastness of nature is filled with ambitious ideas that coalesce into a staggeringly beautiful climax.

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Approximate concert duration: 107 minutes with no intermission


Preconcert conversation with Larry Rapchak
30 minute run-time

Thursday, October 11, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, October 12, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, October 13, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Sunday, October 14, 1:45-2:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor considers herself fortunate that she's found her niche on the concert stage."It’s been really great that I can balance doing the new music with the traditional music," she said. "It still has been primarily concert [works], which is what I love. It still is and I think it always will be. I really, really prefer not having costumes or a set or any of that. Being on stage with an orchestra, for me, feels like a much more collaborative experience, and I feel much more a part of the whole in that situation than I do on an opera stage." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Colombian-born music director of the Houston Symphony, wonders — tongue-in-cheek — if Mahler might have been Latino. "He was a very emotional person," he said in a pre-concert talk Oct. 13 with the CSO Latino Alliance. "In a way, his life was almost like a telenovela." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

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The appearance of Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.

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