June 2016 programs on The Chicago Symphony

June 2016 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin: Prometheus or the Poem of Fire for piano, chorus, large orchestra and "luce", sort of color organ which was supposed to create the synaestetical effects wished by the composer.

This month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform a series of programs of both darkness and light.  June wraps with Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus, the Poem of Fire.

6/2       Lutosławski: Musique funebre Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia (Paul Lewis, p; Tugan Sokhiev and Christoph Dohnányi, cond)

6/9       Ravel: Mother Goose Suite Debussy: La damoiselle élue  Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Alborada del gracioso, Introduction and Allegro (Chloé Briot, Marie-Eve Munger, and Kate Royal, s; Marianne Crebassa, ms; Elodie Méchain, a; Manuel Nuñez Camelino, t; Stéphane Degout, bar; Eric Owens, bs-bar; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Anima—Young Singers of Greater Chicago; Jean Martinon, cond)

6/16      Schubert: Symphony No. 8, Unfinished  Elgar: Cello Concerto Schubert: Symphony No. 2 Verdi: Four Seasons from I vespri siciliani (John Sharp, c; Riccardo Muti, cond)

6/23      Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Classical Scriabin: Prometheus, the Poem of Fire Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Mozart: Symphony No. 38, Prague (Kirill Gerstein, p; Riccardo Muti, cond)