Opening with one of the most recognizable choruses in classical music, Carl Orff’s visceral oratorio Carmina burana is an exhilarating setting of medieval poems. Beginning a program of spirited storytelling is Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre, a chilling dance with Death on All Hallow’s Eve, followed by the sumptuous Second Suite from Roussel’s ballet about the legendary abduction and enchantment of Ariadne.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:00 PM
Saint-Saëns Danse macabre
Roussel Suite No. 2 from Bacchus et Ariane
Orff Carmina burana
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu conductor
Elena Sancho-Pereg soprano
Benjamin Bliss tenor
Elliot Madore baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director
Chicago Children’s Choir
Josephine Lee artistic director
Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine: Thursday, May 7, 6:45–7:15, Grainger Ballroom
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The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.
This performance has been made possible by a generous gift from Robert J. Buford.