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Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
312-294-3000
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attended Feb 19 2010

Three pieces written by Stravinsky were performed. Oedipus rex was the prime piece performed. It included the symphony orchestra and a 75-80 member men's chorus. Music and singing very similar to attending opera. Conductor spent some time...continued

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Website

http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=3,11,6,1&EventID=3016

Description

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

William Burden, tenor

Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone

Stanford Olsen, tenor

Sir Patrick Stewart, narrator

Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus

Duain Wolfe, director

Stravinsky – Ode

Stravinsky – Apollo (Ballet in Two Scenes)

Stravinsky – Oedipus rex

Stravinsky’s compelling “opera-oratorio” Oedipus rex is widely regarded as the pinnacle of his neoclassical period. Guided by celebrated stage and screen actor Sir Patrick Stewart and a traditional Greek chorus, the story of our doomed protagonist and the awful truth about his past are heightened by Stravinsky’s monumental and provocative score.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world with more than 150 performances and events a year, 107 talented musicians, two internationally renowned conductors, and two award-winning composers-in-residence.

The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.

The mission is supported by four mutually reinforcing elements: artistic excellence (continued international preeminence in the field of orchestral excellence), audience development (leading audience development initiatives), education (superior education and community programs) and financial stability (fiscal responsibility for long-term stability).

In November 2008, the CSO was ranked the best U.S. orchestra by Gramophone magazine.