December 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

December 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Composer Francis Poulenc is known for defying expectation in his music.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Francis Poulenc's Gloria, one of Poulenc's most celebrated works that was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation. The Koussevitsky Foundation helps comissions new music and is a part of the Library of Congress. Don't miss the performance on Dec. 17th.

12/3      Mozart: Adagio Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 Schubert: Piano Quintet, Trout Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (Robert Chen, v; Charles Pikler, vla; John Sharp, c; Alexander Hanna; bs; Mitsuko Uchida, p and cond; John Williams, cond)

12/10    TBA

12/17    Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poeme dansé Connesson: pour sortir au jour Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Organ Williams: Violin Concerto Poulenc: Gloria (Mathieu Dufour, f; Paul Jacobs, org; Gil Shaham, v; Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink and John Williams, cond)

12/24    Rameau: Suite from Platée Poulenc: Concert champêtre Bach/Stravinsky: Four Preludes from The Well-Tempered Clavier Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 Bach/Crees: Passacaglia and Fugue (Mahan Esfahani, hc; CSO Brass; Harry Bicket, cond)

12/31    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Clyne: Prince of Clouds Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto Bach: Concerto for Two Violins Rameau: Suite from Les Boreádes (Scott Hostetler, oboe d’amore; Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, v; Harry Bicket, cond)