Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Enjoy an evening of popular choral works from the National Festival Chorus, joined by the Manhattan Chorale, at the legendary Orchestra Hall. The National Festival Chorus will perform works by internationally renowned composer and rising classical music star Ola Gjeilo, as well as Haydn's Kyrie and Dickau's Come Live With Me and Be My Love. The concert will also prominently feature the all-professional Manhattan Chorale, who'll present a selection of complex choral masterpieces by Lauridsen, Paulus, Whitacre and more. The professional Manhattan Chorale, 32-voices strong, has appeared at major venues across the U.S., including New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Arrive early for a prelude featuring the ensemble Voce. Learn More
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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.
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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