Thursday, March 28, 2019
Renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Strauss’ wondrous Also sprach Zarathustra. The mesmerizing Bluebeard’s Castle, Bartók’s only opera, is performed by John Relyea and Michelle DeYoung, two of the finest interpreters of the roles of Bluebeard and his ill-fated wife Judith.
R. Strauss Also sprach ZarathustraBartók Bluebeard's Castle
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductorMichelle DeYoung mezzo-sopranoJohn Relyea bass
Preconcert conversation with Derek Matson30 minute run-time
Thursday, March 28, 6:45-7:15 Grainger BallroomFriday, March, 29 6:45-7:15 Armour StageSaturday, March 30, 6:45-7:15 Armour StageTuesday, April 2, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage
CSO violist Max Raimi recalls how one of the most unforgettable moments in his Chicago Symphony career involves a C major chord from a performance more than 20 years ago of Béla Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories
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Thursday evening’s performance has been made possible by a generous gift from Robert J. Buford.
This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.