October 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

October 2015 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

The English countryside

The five brief movements of Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes, which was commissioned for the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on January 3, 1967, encompass a wide range of moods.  You can hear this work on the October 22nd broadcast.

10/1      Ligeti: Lontano Beethoven: Triple Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian Clyne: Night Ferry (Stephanie Jeong, v; Kenneth Olsen, c; Jonathan Biss, p Riccardo Muti, cond)

10/8      Brahms: Violin Concerto Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Haydn: Symphony No. 89 (Pinchas Zukerman, v; Riccardo Muti, cond)

10/15    Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz (Semyon Bychkov and Fritz Reiner, cond)

10/22    Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes (Alisa Weilerstein, c; Jaap van Zweden, cond)

10/29    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia (Daniil Trifonov, p; Semyon Bychkov and Tugan Sokhiev, cond)