David Del Tredici’s “Final Alice”

October 13, 2020, 8:00 pm

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David Del Tredici, Sir Georg Solti, Barbara Hendricks

This program opens with Mozart under the batons of former music directors Daniel Barenboim and Fritz Reiner. In October 1976, Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of David Del Tredici’s Final Alice—commissioned to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial—with twenty-seven-year-old Barbara Hendricks as soprano soloist. Three years later, the work was repeated and recorded for London.


Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Divertimento No. 17 in D Major, K. 334, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, conductor

Final Alice, by David Del Tredici
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Barbara Hendricks, soprano; Fred Hemke and Robert Black, soprano saxophones; Fred Spector, mandolin; Frederic Chrislip, tenor banjo; Herman Troppe, accordion