CANCELED: Shostakovich 9

Apr 5

1:30 PM

Borodin, Dvořák, Shostakovich

Friday, April 5, 2019

We regret that the April 4-6 CSO concerts, and all events associated with these concerts, have been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to this canceled concert are able to exchange their tickets for upcoming Symphony Center performances, may donate their tickets to the CSO, or may receive a refund. Ticket holders are asked to contact Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or by email mentioning your patron ID, concert date, and request. In addition, will have the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.

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.