December 2014 programs on The Chicago Symphony

December 2014 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Chicago Symphony presents a wide variety of music this month, from Gabrieli's Canzonae to Stravinsky's Elegy for JFK to  Saint-Saens great Organ Symphony and Poulenc's Gloria.  All this and more, Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.

12/4      Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK Mahler: Symphony No.9 Mahler: Blumine Gabrieli: Canzonae (Kelley O’Connor, ms; CSO Brass; Michael Tilson Thomas cond)

12/11    Rigel: Symphony Haydn: Piano Concerto Kraus: Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Brahms: Serenade No. 2 (Bernard Labadie and Marc André Hamelin, p; Lorin Maazel, cond)

12/18    Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poemedansé Connesson: pour sortir au jour Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Organ Williams: Violin Concerto Poulenc: Gloria (Mathieu Dufour, f; Gil Shaham, v; Paul Jacobs, org; John Williams and Bernard Haitink, cond)

12/25    Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante  Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio (Till Fellner, p; Eugene Izotov, ob; David McGill, bn; Robert Chen, v; John Sharp; cello; Manfred Honeck and Bernard Haitink, cond)