Celebrating Jean Martinon

January 12, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Jean Martinon

Jean Martinon—born on January 10, 1910—served as seventh music director from 1963 until 1968. This program honors Martinon’s birthday and includes the world premiere performance his own Altitudes Symphony, written to celebrate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 75th season in 1965. Other Martinon-led performances featured in this program include Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra with many principal players as soloists; Bizet’s Symphony in C Major; Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite; and Paganini’s Moto perpetuo, in the orchestration by second music director Frederick Stock.