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Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Sir Patrick Stewart: Stravinsky's "Oedipus rex"
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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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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.