November 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

November 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

In costume performance of Schoenberg's 1912 expressionist melodrama, Pierrot Lunaire

Irwin Lewis

Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Arnold Schoenberg's landmark 1912 melodrama Pierrot Lunaire. Based on 12 French poems of the same name, this piece features a singer half-singing, half-speaking in a technique called Sprechstimme. You can hear this work on the November 5th broadcast.

11/5      Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (Keira Duffy, s; John Lithgow, nar; Cristian Macelaru, cond)

11/12    Ippolito: Nocturne Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (Orion Weiss, p; Edo de Waart and Fritz Reiner, cond)

11/19    Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest Stravinsky: Violin Concerto Adès:  …but all shall be well Debussy: La mer Dvořák: The Water Goblin Williams:  Excerpt from film score for Lincoln (Leila Josefowicz, v; Susanna Mälkki and Sir Mark Elder, cond)

11/26    Mahler: Symphony No. 7 Haydn: Sinfonia concertante (Robert Chen, v; John Sharp, c; Eugene Izotov, ob; David McGill, bn; Bernard Haitink, cond)