Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.
The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world. More than 150 performances and events a year. 109 talented musicians. Internationally renowned conductors. Two award-winning composers-in- residence. Find out everything you need and want to know about the CSO.
June 13, 2013
Mitsuko Uchida conducts Mozart from the keyboard
Stravinsky: Concerto in D Major for String Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271, Jeunehomme
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413
June 20, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Bach
Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Eleonora Buratto, soprano; Anna Malavasi, mezzo-soprano; Saimir Pirqu, tenor; Adam Plachetka, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director)
June 27, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Dutilleux: Tout un monde Lointain (Gautier Capuçon, cello)
Ravel: La Valse
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 (Yuja Wang, piano)
July 4, 2013 (pre-empted)
A Capitol Fourth 2013
July 11, 2013
Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her CSO debut.
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Musgrave: Autumn Sonata
Ives: Three Places in New England
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium) (Vadim Gluzman, violin; Paavo Järvi, conductor)
July 18, 2013
Tughan Sokhiev makes his CSO debut.
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Khachaturian: Flute Concerto (Mathieu Dufour, flute)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 Mussorgsky/orch.
Shostakovich: Songs and Dances of Death (from CD) (Sergei Aleksakshin, bass; Sir Georg Solti, conductor)
July 25, 2013
Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen 5.
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Yuja Wang)
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (Lorin Maazel, conductor)
August 1, 2013
Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts and Yo-Yo Ma plays Dvořák.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello)
Bloch: Schelomo (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor)
August 8, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert and a world premiere by Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne.
Schubert: Entr'acte No. 3 from Rosamunde
Clyne: Night Ferry (CSO Commission, World Premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, Great
Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
August 15, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven and Schubert
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A Major, R. 158
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, Prague
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack
August 22, 2013
Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado makes his CSO debut.
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Debussy: La boîte à joujoux
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Falla: El amor brujo (Marina Heredia, flamenco vocals)
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole (2-piano version) (Katia and Mariel LaBeque, piano; Semyon Bychkov, conductor)
Chabrier: España (Alain Altinoglu, conductor)
August 29, 2013
Kirill Petrenko makes his CSO debut in an all-Russian program.
Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moscow River and Dance of the Persian Maidens from Khovanshchina
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35 (Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Christopher Martin, trumpet)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (Andrey Boreyko, conductor)
September 5, 2013
Sir Mark Elder conducts a Berlioz/Shakespeare concert.
Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo; Romeo at the Tomb of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz: Harold in Italy (Lawrence Power, viola)
Berlioz: Nuits d'été (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre Boulez, conductor)
September 12, 2013
Mei-Ann Chen conducts during the Rivers Festival.
Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture
Price: Mississippi River
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (Robert Chen, violin)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (Lang Lang, piano; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor)
September 19, 2013
Juanjo Mena conducts works inspired by rivers, as part of the Rivers Festival.
Smetana: The Moldau from Ma vlast
Takemitsu: riverrun (Peter Serkin, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral
Schmitt: La tragédie de Salomé (Alain Altinoglu, conductor)
September 26, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner 6.
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6 (Robert Chen, violin)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
October 3, 2013
Riccardo Muti conducts the 2012-13 opening weekend
Dvořàk: Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76
Respighi: Feste romana
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, Italian