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Higdon & Tchaikovsky 4
Higdon & Tchaikovsky 4

Taking inspiration from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth explores fate, progressing from dark despair to defiant triumph. John Storgårds leads this powerfully expressive work, along with the first CSO performance of the deeply moving blue cathedral by Jennifer Higdon, winner of the 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The dazzling Ray Chen, making his CSO subscription series debut, brings his “liquid tone that carries with it emotional depth of great intimacy” (The Huffington Post) to the youthful bravura of Wieniawski’s First Violin Concerto.

Event details

Date

Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Venue

Orchestra Hall

Description


PROGRAM
Higdon
blue cathedral
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


PERFORMERS
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor
Ray Chen violin


CONCERT EXTRAS

  • Preconcert conversation: Thursday, December 5, 6:45–7:15, Grainger Ballroom
  • CD signing: Ray Chen will be signing CDs immediately following the performance in the rotunda. Merchandise will be available for purchase at The Symphony Store, as well as in the outer lobby leading up to the event.


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SPONSORS

Official Airline of the CSO

These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

The performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is supported in part by a generous grant from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in partnership with LOT Polish Airlines.

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