Chicago Symphony Orchestra http://iowapublicradio.org en Salonen in Sibelius as CSO Moves to Friday! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/salonen-sibelius-cso-moves-friday <p>Join us tonight at 7 as our &nbsp;weekly Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast moves to a new time: Friday night. We're starting with an exceptional concert: the noted Finnish composer /conductor Esa-Pekka&nbsp;Salonen&nbsp;leads what may be our greatest orchestra (the CSO) in what may be the greatest symphony (the 7th) written by Salonen's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">greatest compatriot (</span>Sibelius<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:14:06 +0000 Barney Sherman 34320 at http://iowapublicradio.org Salonen in Sibelius as CSO Moves to Friday! Malkki's "Impressive" CSO Concert, Sunday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/malkkis-impressive-cso-concert-sunday <p>Join us Sunday at 2PM to hear Susanna Mälkki, the Finnish conductor who recently became the first woman ever to conduct at La Scala (they are inviting her back), in what critics called "easily the most impressive" Chicago Symphony debut of recent seasons. She conducts Debussy's <em>La Mer</em> (a specialty of hers), music for Shakespeare's The Tempest by her countryman Sibelius,&nbsp; and <em style="font-size: 12px;">.…but all shall be well</em>&nbsp; by the noted English composer Thomas Adès. And MacArthur "genius" Leila Josefowicz joins as soloist in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:34:37 +0000 Barney Sherman 34132 at http://iowapublicradio.org Malkki's "Impressive" CSO Concert, Sunday CSO: Pollini's Mozart, Muti's Schumann http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cso-pollinis-mozart-mutis-schumann <p>Tune in Sunday at 2PM as the legendary Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini performs the Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 (the best-known of them all) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by music director Riccardo Muti. Also on the program is Schumann's Symphony no. 3, "The Rhenish," and music of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Haydn.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:44:35 +0000 Barney Sherman 33193 at http://iowapublicradio.org CSO: Pollini's Mozart, Muti's Schumann Capucons, Haitink, CSO in Brahms http://iowapublicradio.org/post/capucons-haitink-cso-brahms <p>Tune in Sunday at 2pm as the Chicago Symphony explores Brahms. The esteemed Dutch maestro Bernard Haitink conducts the First&nbsp; Symphony, and the phenomenal French brothers Renaud Capuçon on violin and Gautier Capuçon on cello perform the Double Concerto. The program begins with Haydn's so-called "Clock" symphony.</p><p></p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:49:08 +0000 Barney Sherman 32561 at http://iowapublicradio.org Capucons, Haitink, CSO in Brahms Muti/CSO in Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Italians http://iowapublicradio.org/post/muticso-mendelssohn-dvorak-italians <p>Tune in Sunday at 2PM as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Riccardo Muti, perform Mendelssohn&#39;s Symphony no. 4, the &quot;Italian,&quot; Giuseppe Martucci&#39;s Nocturne, Respighi&#39;s &quot;Roman Festivals&quot; and, for good measure, the Fifth Symphony of Antonin Dvorak - not an Italian, but with this orchestra and conductor, who&#39;s complaining?</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:28:02 +0000 Barney Sherman 29805 at http://iowapublicradio.org Muti/CSO in Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Italians Berlioz & Shakespeare, Byron, Cooper http://iowapublicradio.org/post/berlioz-shakespeare-byron-cooper <p>Tune in Sunday at 2PM as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra explores the literary imagination of French Romantic maverick Hector Berlioz. The concert begins with his <em>Corsair </em>(an overture first titled after a James Fenimore Cooper novel), continues with music from <em>Romeo and Juliet </em>(based on the bard of Stratford-upon-Avon, of course), and continues with the viola c0ncerto/symphony <em>Harold in Italy </em>(based on Byron). As an encore, Susan Graham sings the delicious "Summer Nights," Berlioz's setting of poems by Théophile Gautier. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:36:46 +0000 Barney Sherman 28399 at http://iowapublicradio.org Berlioz & Shakespeare, Byron, Cooper CSO (& flamenco singer) in Ravel, Debussy, Falla http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cso-flamenco-singer-ravel-debussy-falla <p>Tune in Sunday at 2 pm to hear Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado makes his Chicago Symphony debut in music of Debussy, Ravel - and his countryman, Falla, performed with a flamenco singer from Spain. After Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin" and "Pavane for a Dead Princess" and Debussy's ballet "The Toy Box," Heras-Casado and the CSO are joined by <em>cantaora </em>Marina Heredia for Falla's "Love, the Magician."</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:40:50 +0000 Barney Sherman 27633 at http://iowapublicradio.org CSO (& flamenco singer) in Ravel, Debussy, Falla Muti & Chicago Symphony in Bruckner 6th http://iowapublicradio.org/post/muti-chicago-symphony-bruckner-6th <p>Tune in Sunday at 2pm to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and music director Riccardo Muti perform Mozart's Symphony no 25 and Anton Bruckner's noble Symphony no. 6. CSO concertmaster Robert Chen begins the concert with Paganini's First Violin Concerto.</p><p></p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 23:40:41 +0000 Barney Sherman 26888 at http://iowapublicradio.org Muti & Chicago Symphony in Bruckner 6th