Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Firebird
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Written between the World Wars in 1936, British composer Vaughan Williams' melodic plea for peace not only draws from the traditional mass, but also from a trio of powerful poems by Walt Whitman. This stirring cantata is set to be performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists under the baton of conductor Richard Bjella. The concert also features an appearance by conductor-composer Z. Randall Stroope and the National Festival Chorus, who'll sing some of Stroope's own pieces, along with several hymns and traditionals. Learn More
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An all 20th Century Music program at the CSO,conducted by the great conductor and composer
Pierre Boulez,as part of Chicago's celebration of
his 85th Birthday.Program began with his own work
for strings LIVRES,followed by Bartok's Concerto
for 2 Pianos and Percussion and ending with Stravinsky's crowdpleasing FIREBIRD ballet score.
One of the finest concerts of the season,well attended including a lot of young and enthusiastic audience members.This is one of the programs CSO is taking to Carenegie Hall next week.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Tamara Stefanovich, piano
Cynthia Yeh, percussion
Vadim Karpinos, percussion
Boulez – _ Livre pour cordes _
Bartók – Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra
Stravinsky – _The Firebird _
It’s the final week of the CSO’s birthday salute to Pierre Boulez! Two formidable artists, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and his protégé Tamara Stefanovich, join forces in Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra. Boulez conducts his own Livre pour cordes and Stravinsky’s colorful, fairy-tale ballet score of The Firebird.
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