Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Absolutely wonderful performance. Bernard Haitink is truly a remarkable conductor and the subtleties of the Mendelssohn were delightful. The audience was spellbound. Narrator Sir Thomas Allen made the story especially fun and delightful. The pianist for the Ravel Piano Concerto for Left Hand - Jean-Yves Thibaudet - was energetic and lively and just plain superb. He should go far! It was a concert not to be missed.
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CSO is a great Chicago cultural treasure. I see many tourists from all over the world attend CSO concerts, many after spending a day at the Art Institute. Goldstar half price tickets offer good, affordable seats for almost anyone to spend an...continued
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Erin Morley, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Sir Thomas Allen, narrator
The Girls of Anima (Emily Ellsworth, artistic director)
Ravel – _ Alborada del gracioso _
Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete Incidental music)
Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink launches his fall residency with a delightful program of Ravel works, including the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with esteemed artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He also conducts the CSO’s first performances of Mendelssohn’s complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with extracts from Shakespeare’s fantastical play edited by Ara Guzelimian.
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