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Susanna Mälkki leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring violinist Gil Shaham.
Debussy: “Gigues” from Images, set 3
Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
Gil Shaham, violin
Robert Chen, violin
Riccardo Muti conducts the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon‘s Low Brass Concerto, a CSO co-commission.
Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto
Jay Friedman, trombone; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Charles Vernon, bass trombone; Gene Pokorny, tuba
Chausson: Poem of Love and the Sea, Op. 19
Clémentine Margaine, mezzo-soprano
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Riccardo Muti conducts the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s “Low Brass Concerto,” a CSO co-commission.
“Scherzo fantastique,” by Stravinsky
Low Brass Concerto, by Higdon
“Poème de l’amour et de la mer,” by Chausson
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, by Benjamin Britten
Hear acclaimed singer Plácido Domingo in the title role of Verdi’s Nabucco. The cast also features Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille); Morris Robinson (Zaccaria); Mario Chang (Ismaele); Nancy Fabiola Herrera (Fenena); and the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra led by James Conlon.