Fritz Reiner conducts Copland, Hindemith, and Prokofiev

June 9, 2020, 8:00 pm

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Fritz Reiner, conductor

This program opens with Fritz Reiner—during his first season as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s sixth music director—leading music from his native Hungary, Kodály’s Dances of Galánta. The world premiere of Copland’s suite from his opera The Tender Land follows, along with Hindemith’s Cello Concerto featuring the Orchestra’s principal cello, János Starker. A powerhouse performance of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony concludes the program.