Shostakovich 9

Apr 4

8:00 PM

Borodin, Dvořák, Shostakovich

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša returns after an acclaimed 2017 debut that the Chicago Tribune called “blazing with drama and patriotic fervor.” Hear him lead Shostakovich’s spirited Ninth Symphony. Lisa Batiashvili, praised for her “pure, gorgeous tone and fabulous technique” (The New York Times), performs Dvořák’s lyrical Violin Concerto.


Borodin Symphony No. 2
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9


Preconcert conversation with Stephen Alltop
30 minute run-time

Thursday, April 4, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, April, 5, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, April 6, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program

After a 13-year absence, Lisa Batiashvili will return to Orchestra Hall, joining the CSO as soloist in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. The work has a strong Chicago connection: the CSO presented the American premiere on Oct. 30, 1891, at the Auditorium Theatre. “It’s a beautiful piece,” Batiashvili said. "It’s quite complex. It’s not music that is easy to put together. You need a lot of sensitivity and the right flow.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

International soloists Lisa Batiashvili, cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet all happen to be friends. But they also share at least two other ties. First, all three are scheduled to appear in April at Symphony Center. Second, the three teamed up last year to perform together as a piano trio. When you have the possibility to play incredible music with great friends onstage, this is just pure luxury," Capuçon said. "There is nothing better than that.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This weekend’s CSO performances are dedicated to the memory of Marian Edelstein, in grateful recognition of her many years of support and her legacy bequest.

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