May 2014 programs on The Chicago Symphony

May 2014 programs on The Chicago Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Babe the pig that thought she was a border collie who could herd sheep.


This month (on May 22) the Chicago Symphony performs #13 on YOUR Top 40 classical favorites list:  Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Organ, a work that may be best known from its use in the 1995 movie staring James Cromwell about the famous pig Babe.

5/1       Britten:  War Requiem, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Charles Dutoit, cond)

5/8       Handel: Concerto grosso Vivaldi: Alma oppressa Porpora: Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette Hasse: Or la nube procellosa Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato Bach: Sinfonia in g Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Military Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony (Nicolas McGegan and Jaap van Zweden, cond)

5/15      Dean: Ampitheatre Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Brahms: Serenade No. 2 (Yuja Wang, p; Lorin Maazel and Sakari Oramo, cond)

5/22      Dukas: La Peri: Fanfare and poème dansé Connesson: pour sortir au jour Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, Organ Williams: Violin Concerto (Matthieu Dufour, f; Paul Jacobs, org; Gil Shaham, v; Charles Dutoit and John Williams, cond)

5/29      Haydn:  Symphony No. 48, Maria Theresa Martinů: Oboe Concerto Scriabin:  The Divine Poem Wagner:  Flying Dutchman Overture (Eugene Izotov, ob; Riccardo Muti, cond)