The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Dec 1

11:00 AM

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Benjamin Britten’s iconic introduction to the orchestra pays tribute to Henry Purcell, one of England's greatest composers, while its astonishingly inventive set of variations displays the technical and expressive mastery found in the modern orchestra. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.


Program to include selections from:
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Dukas Fanfare from La Péri
Gounod Petite symphonie for Wind Instruments
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

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