Remembering Theodore Thomas

January 5, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Theodore Thomas

In January 1906, second music director Frederick Stock began a tradition of honoring founder and first music director Theodore Thomas on the first anniversary of his death. This program honors that tradition with a program of works given their U.S. premieres with the Orchestra under Thomas’s baton. Former music directors Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim, along with first principal guest conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, lead works by Bruckner, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Stock closes the program with Thomas’s arrangement of “Träume” (Dreams) from Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder from the Orchestra’s 1928 RCA Victor recording.