The American Spirit

Be inspired by the music of American icons. Celebrate as the CSO honors the centenary of musical luminary Leonard Bernstein, hear Riccardo Muti conduct Dvořak’s stirring New World Symphony and Copland’s inspirational Lincoln Portrait and witness the return of John Williams to the Orchestra Hall podium to lead the CSO in his beloved works. 

3 Thursdays at 8:00

THU 3A - American Spirit
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Bernstein West Side Story
    Thursday, Jan 18, 8:00 p.m.

    Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
    Mozart Bassoon Concerto
    Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

  • Walker Lyric for Strings
    Copland Lincoln Portrait
    Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

  • John Williams Returns
    Thursday, Apr 26, 8:00 p.m.

    Williams Overture to The Cowboys
    Williams Suite from Jane Eyre
    Williams The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Williams A New Beginning from Minority Report
    Williams Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
    Williams Flight to Neverland from Hook
    Williams A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
    Williams Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
    Williams With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
    Williams Three Selections from Star Wars

    Williams Marion's Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark [April 26, 27, 28 & 29 ENCORE]
    Williams March from Superman [April 26, 27, 28 & 29 ENCORE]
    Williams Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back [April 26, 27, 28 & 29 ENCORE]