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Symphony Center: Orchestra Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 2 November 2012 - 1:30 PM
"A symphony must be like the world," said Mahler, "it must contain everything." No work better exemplifies this than his epic Third Symphony, scored for massive orchestra including off-stage post horn and snare drums, women's and children's choirs and various bells. Our guide to Mahler's universal piece is Semyon Bychkov, acclaimed for his ability to grasp both the largest architectural sweep and the smallest detail.
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Symphony Center: Orchestra Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 8:00 PM
"A symphony must be like the world," said Mahler, "it must contain everything." No work better exemplifies this than his epic Third Symphony, scored for massive orchestra including off-stage post horn and snare drums, women's and children's choirs and various bells. Our guide to Mahler's universal piece is Semyon Bychkov, acclaimed for his ability to grasp both the largest architectural sweep and the smallest detail.
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony no 3 in D minor
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
First Lutheran Church
Rockford, Illinois
Sunday, 28 October 2012 - 3:00 PM
Celebrating their 30th performance season, the concert will feature J.S. Bach's cantata #80 based on the famous hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is our God." Also featured in the concert is Antonio Vivaldi's world famous, "Gloria," and extended work based on the text of the second part of the mass ordinary. Several acapella motets will be sung as part of the concert. Advance tickets are $18, $20 at the door.
Presenter: Rockford Bach Chamber Choir
Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Rockford Bach Chamber Choir
Conductor: Ron Weber
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589
Ensemble: Rockford Bach Chamber Choir
Conductor: Ron Weber
Symphony Center: Orchestra Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 27 October 2012 - 8:00 PM
Beethoven regarded the Missa solemnis as his crowning achievement, a personal expression on the brotherhood of mankind and the fragility of peace. It remains an Everest in the choral repertory, demanding both passion and intensity from its singers, while also containing some of Beethoven's most sublime music, not least its opening Kyrie. Internationally known for his Beethoven interpretations, former Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink joins the CSO for this profound work.
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Symphony Center: Orchestra Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 26 October 2012 - 8:00 PM
Beethoven regarded the Missa solemnis as his crowning achievement, a personal expression on the brotherhood of mankind and the fragility of peace. It remains an Everest in the choral repertory, demanding both passion and intensity from its singers, while also containing some of Beethoven's most sublime music, not least its opening Kyrie. Internationally known for his Beethoven interpretations, former Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink joins the CSO for this profound work.
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Symphony Center: Orchestra Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, 25 October 2012 - 8:00 PM
Beethoven regarded the Missa solemnis as his crowning achievement, a personal expression on the brotherhood of mankind and the fragility of peace. It remains an Everest in the choral repertory, demanding both passion and intensity from its singers, while also containing some of Beethoven's most sublime music, not least its opening Kyrie. Internationally known for his Beethoven interpretations, former Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink joins the CSO for this profound work.
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Carnegie Hall
New York, New York
Wednesday, 3 October 2012 - 7:00 PM
An opening night with Orff’s Carmina Burana is auspicious; performed by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it’s breathtaking. Kick off Carnegie Hall’s 2012–2013 season with this outstanding group and its illustrious music director as they dive into Carmina Burana’s exciting rhythms and powerful melodies.
Presenters: Carnegie Hall; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orff: Carmina Burana
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 21 September 2012 - 6:30 PM
Presenter: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orff: Carmina Burana
Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Mayne Stage
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 9:30 PM
HOC will present the Chicago premiere of Handel's comic cantata from 1707. Two shepherds are in love with a fickle shepherdess who tries in vain to outsmart them. Scored for three high voices and full orchestra, including the seldom-heard archlute, this pastoral cantata contains some of Handel's finest arias and duets which he later recycled in such "hits" as Agrippina, Rinaldo, and Acis and Galatea.
Presenter: Haymarket Opera Company
Handel: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Artists: Ellen Hargis (Soprano); Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano); Alison Wahl (Mezzo Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Jeri-Lou Zike (Violin); Craig Trompeter (Cello)
Ensemble: Haymarket Opera Company
Conductor: Craig Trompeter
Mayne Stage
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 1 September 2012 - 7:00 PM
HOC will present the Chicago premiere of Handel's comic cantata from 1707. Two shepherds are in love with a fickle shepherdess who tries in vain to outsmart them. Scored for three high voices and full orchestra, including the seldom-heard archlute, this pastoral cantata contains some of Handel's finest arias and duets which he later recycled in such "hits" as Agrippina, Rinaldo, and Acis and Galatea.
Presenter: Haymarket Opera Company
Handel: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Artists: Ellen Hargis (Soprano); Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano); Alison Wahl (Mezzo Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Jeri-Lou Zike (Violin); Craig Trompeter (Cello)
Ensemble: Haymarket Opera Company
Conductor: Craig Trompeter
Mayne Stage
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 31 August 2012 - 7:30 PM
HOC will present the Chicago premiere of Handel's comic cantata from 1707. Two shepherds are in love with a fickle shepherdess who tries in vain to outsmart them. Scored for three high voices and full orchestra, including the seldom-heard archlute, this pastoral cantata contains some of Handel's finest arias and duets which he later recycled in such "hits" as Agrippina, Rinaldo, and Acis and Galatea.
Presenter: Haymarket Opera Company
Handel: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Artists: Ellen Hargis (Soprano); Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano); Alison Wahl (Mezzo Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Jeri-Lou Zike (Violin); Craig Trompeter (Cello)
Ensemble: Haymarket Opera Company
Conductor: Craig Trompeter
WFMT Studios
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 - 3:00 PM
The Haymarket Opera Company gives a preview of their upcoming performance "Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno", a comic cantata by Handel.
Presenter: WFMT Chicago
Handel: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96
Artists: Josefien Stoppelenburg (Soprano); Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano); Alison Wahl (Mezzo Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Jeri-Lou Zike (Violin); Craig Trompeter (Cello)
Ensemble: Haymarket Opera Company
Conductor: Craig Trompeter
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 18 August 2012 - 7:30 PM
Dvorák's haunting, underperformed cantata, based on a legend about a young girl who is swept away by a ghostly rider, provides a galloping and suspenseful finale to the Festival's 78th season.
Presenter: Grant Park Music Festival
Dvorak: The Spectre's Bride, B135/Op. 69
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 17 August 2012 - 6:30 PM
Dvorák's haunting, underperformed cantata, based on a legend about a young girl who is swept away by a ghostly rider, provides a galloping and suspenseful finale to the Festival's 78th season.
Presenter: Grant Park Music Festival
Dvorak: The Spectre's Bride, B135/Op. 69
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, 11 August 2012 - 7:30 PM
Rich with evocations of the natural world, Haydn's ebullient oratorio conjures up festive wine parties, thunderstorms, hunting expeditions, peasant dances, and a stirring ode to labor.
Presenter: Grant Park Music Festival
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, H 21 no 3 (The Seasons)
Millennium Park: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, 10 August 2012 - 6:30 PM
Rich with evocations of the natural world, Haydn's ebullient oratorio conjures up festive wine parties, thunderstorms, hunting expeditions, peasant dances, and a stirring ode to labor.
Presenter: Grant Park Music Festival
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, H 21 no 3 (The Seasons)
Ravinia Festival Grounds: Pavilion
Highland Park, Illinois
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 8:00 PM
Pianist Gabriela Montero, who dazzled Ravinia audiences with her unique classical improvisations at her 2009 Ravinia debut, returns for Grieg’s beloved Piano Concerto on a program that also features this year’s One Score, One Chicago selection, Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Both works breathe symphonic fire, and The Planets will be enhanced with visually stunning film images courtesy of the Adler Planetarium. This is truly music that can move the heavens!
Presenter: Ravinia Festival
Grieg: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
Montero: Improvisation (suggestions from the audience)
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Sunset Cultural Center
Carmel, California
Saturday, 28 July 2012 - 1:30 PM
Four emerging vocal stars from our Master Class program, chosen from hundreds of applicants from around the world, perform vocal Baroque masterpieces with members of the Festival Orchestra.
Presenter: Carmel Bach Festival
Program TBA
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Church of the Wayfarer
Carmel, California
Thursday, 26 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
"We invite you to attend these actual working sessions to observe first-hand our four Master Class Fellows as they refine their craft under the tutelage of our renowned vocal soloists and director David Gordon in preparation for their Showcase performance on July 28."
Presenter: Carmel Bach Festival
Program TBA
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
Sunset Cultural Center
Carmel, California
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 8:00 PM
An evening of South American and Mexican choral music from the 16th to 20th centuries, from Leipzig to Lima, alongside Bach's musical gem of devotion based on his earlier cantatas, the Mass in G Minor, BWV 235. Andrew Megill, conductor; Festival Chorale and Chorus; members of the Festival Orchestra.
Presenter: Carmel Bach Festival
Program TBA
Artist: Angela Young Smucker (Mezzo Soprano)
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