January 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

January 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Read about composer John Williams' collaboration with the Chicago Symphony for the score to Lincoln  


The Chicago Symphony presents music of Prokofiev, Walton, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and more this month.  We'll also hear the orchestra perform the music of the film Lincoln, conducted by its composer, John Williams.  Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.

1/1       Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 Walton: Symphony No.1 Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos Williams:   Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (Kirill Gerstein, p; Katia and Marielle Labèque, p; John Williams, cond)

1/8       Lutosławski:  Musique funebre Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6, Pathétique  Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia (Paul Lewis, p; Christoph von Dohnányi and Tugan Sokhiev, cond)

1/15      Prokofiev: The Meeting of the Volga and the Don Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Prokofiev: Three Scenes from Romeo and Juliet (Ildar Abdrazakov, bs; CSO Brass; Riccardo Muti, cond)

1/22      Berlioz:  Waverley Overture Debussy:  La mer Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol (Riccardo Muti, cond)

1/29      Clyne: Night Ferry Bates: Alternative Energy Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet Honegger: Pacific 231 (Riccardo Muti, cond)