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Program Listings

April 24, 2014
Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich

Dvorák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Berlioz: Les Nuits d'Été (Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh

May 1, 2014
Dutoit conducts Britten

Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66 (Charles Dutoit, conductor; Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano; John Mark Ainsley, Tenor; Matthias Goerne, Baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, Chorus Director; Chicago Children's Choir, Josephine Lee, Artistic Director)

May 8, 2014
Nicolas McGegan conducts 18th century works

Handel: Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1
Vivaldi: Alma oppressa (La fida ninfa)
Porpora: Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette (Polifemo)
Hasse: Or la nube procellosa (Artaserse)
Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato (Idaspe)
Bach: Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Military
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

May 15, 2014
Sakari Oramo conducts Nielsen 5

Dean: Ampitheatre
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Yuja Wang)
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

May 22, 2014
Dutoit and Dufour

Dukas: La Peri: Fanfare and poème dansé
Connesson: pour sortir au jour (Matthieu Dufour, flute) [CSO co-commission; World Premiere]
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ (Paul Jacobs, organ)
Williams: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor)

May 29, 2014
Muti and Izotov: the Martinu Oboe Concerto

Haydn: Symphony No. 48 in C Major, Maria Theresa
Martinu: Oboe Concerto (Eugene Izotov, oboe)
Scriabin: The Divine Poem
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture

June 5, 2014
Cristian Macelaru conducts Stravinsky miniatures

Debussy: Jeux
Ravel: Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics
Stravinsky: Two Poems of Balmont
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Stravinsky: Berceuses du Chat
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yefim Bronfman, piano)

June 12, 2014
Matthew Aucoin and Marcelo Lehninger make their CSO debuts

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Debussy: Images (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

June 19, 2014
Edo de Waart conducts the Eroica

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Eroica
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, Pastoral (Bernard Haitink, conductor)

June 26, 2014
Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner 1

Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

July 3, 2014
Harry Bicket conducts a commission by composer-in-residence Anna Clyne

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Clyne: Prince of Clouds (Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violins) [CSO Co-Commission]
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
Bach: Oboe d'amore Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055 (Scott Hostetler, oboe d'amore)
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins (Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo, violins)
Rameau: Suite from Les Boreádes

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