Riccardo Muti presents two groundbreaking pieces by the first African Americans to have symphonic works performed by major orchestras. William Grant Still’s Mother and Child is a touching work based on a painting by Sargent Johnson. Florence Price’s expressive Third Symphony gives a powerful voice to the African American experience. Julia Fischer brings her “burnished and splendid tone” (The Daily Telegraph) to Brahms’ lyrical Violin Concerto.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:00 PM
Brahms Violin Concerto
Still Mother and Child
Price Symphony No. 3
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Julia Fischer violin
Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis: Thursday, April 23, 6:45–7:15, Armour Stage
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These performances are made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.