Civic Orchestra: Strauss and Cerrone

May 12

8:00 PM

Sunday, May 12, 2019

With its narrative structure and use of over 100 musicians, Strauss's larger-than-life tone poem about a journey through the Alps was considered groundbreaking at the time of its premiere. This colossal piece is paired with a new work by Christopher Cerrone, co-commissioned with the Britt Festival Orchestra, featuring the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion.


Cerrone Untitled (World Premiere)
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64


Ken-David Masur conductor
Third Coast Percussion soloists


Preconcert conversation
30 minute run-time

6:30-7:00 Grainger Ballroom


The 2018/19 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.