December 2012 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Composer Benjamin Britten


This month the Chicago Symphony orchestra presents Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra on Dec. 20.

12/6      Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta Pärt: Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles Debussy: La mer Castellanos: Santa Cruz de Pacairigua, Suite Sinfónica (Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel, cond)

12/13    Carter:  Soundings Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Daniel Barenboim, p. and cond)

12/20 (9pm)  Haydn: Symphony No. 85, La Reine Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Walton: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Gil Shaham, v; Charles Dutoit, cond) 

12/27    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17, Ch'io mi scordi di te, Concerto for Two Pianos Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Jonathan Biss, p; Rinat Shaham, ms; Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, p; Leonard Slatkin and David Robertson, cond)