Theodore Thomas’s 185th Birthday

October 11, 2020, 8:00 pm

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Theodore Thomas and Chicago Orchestra - Auditorium Theatre, Nov 1897 (Lawrence & Dinius photo)

A program in honor of Thomas, the founder and first music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who was born October 11, 1935.


Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Artur Rodzinski, conductor

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Fritz Reiner, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz and Apotheosis from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Morton Gould, conductor