March 2 – March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Rachel Barton Pine (Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Monday, March 2 — Georgia and Louise Mangos: Liszt for Two

Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies are best known in their original solo piano versions and Liszt’s orchestrations. Pianists Georgia and Louise Mangos perform his rarely heard duet versions (one piano, four-hands). These Rhapsodies are actually “enlargements” of Liszt’s original solo piano versions.


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E-flat, Carnival in Pest by Franz Liszt

Photo courtesy of CYSO

Tuesday, March 3 — Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra from WFMT’s Introductions

The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra was led by music director Allen Tinkham in their November 2019 concert at Symphony Center. Of Paradise and Light is an orchestral transcription of Augusta Read Thomas’s 2008 setting of e e cummings’ poem kiss me for girls’ chorus.


Of Paradise and Light by Augusta Read Thomas

Wednesday, March 4 — Elise Blatchford and Jacob Coleman at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert

Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for her “superb command of color and nuance,” Elise Blatchford is the Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music. A native of Athens, Georgia, pianist Jacob Coleman is the Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano at the University of Kentucky School of Music.


Music of Darius Milhaud, William Grant Still, and Sergei Prokofiev

Ken-David Masur (Photo: Beth Ross Buckley)

Thursday, March 5 — Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Founded during the 1919/20 season, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has trained thousands of the nation’s finest emerging professional musicians while presenting free concerts at Symphony Center and in schools and other neighborhood venues throughout the Chicago area. In October 2019, Ken-David Masur led the orchestra in the program “From the British Isles.”


Peter Grimes, Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten

Rachel Barton Pine

Friday, March 6 – Rachel Barton Pine Plays Mendelssohn

Rachel Barton Pine joins forces with Germany’s distinguished Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and its acclaimed principal conductor, Christoph-Mathias Mueller, to present a recording of Mendelssohn’s celebrated violin concerto alongside the great, though lesser-known, concerto by Robert Schumann, plus Beethoven’s elegant Romances for violin and orchestra.


Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn