CSO Residency 2017  

The 2017 CSO residency includes James Conlon and Itzhak Perlman to the gala stage, James Levine leading Haydn’s Genesis magnum opus, Musical America Artist of the Year Yuja Wang and Conductor of the Year Susanna Mälkk,i a 70th-birthday celebration of John Adams with Kent Nagano, Brahms and Rachmaninoff piano concertos, the complete Lord of the Rings trilogy, and much more!


July 11—Virtuoso Exhibition CSO Residency 2017

Lionel Bringuier, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano

Brahms:   Piano Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel):   Pictures at an Exhibition

July 12—Highland Heart CSO Residency 2017

Andrey Boreyko, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin

Bruch:   Scottish Fantasy
Prokofiev:   Selections from Romeo and Juliet
July 16—Tchaikovsky Spectacular CSO Residency 2017

Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Simon Trpčeski, Piano

Tchaikovsky:   Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Piano Concerto No. 1
    Francesca da Rimini
    “1812” Festival Overture (with cannons)
July 18—Bronfman Plays Brahms CSO Residency 2017

Edward Gardner, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Elgar:   "Enigma" Variations
Brahms:   Piano Concerto No. 2
July 20—Heroic Beethoven, Solo Sibelius CSO Residency 2017

Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Vadim Repin, Violin

Sibelius:   Violin Concerto
Beethoven:   Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)


July 21—Sibelius 2 & Beethoven, Too CSO Residency 2017

Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Kirill Gerstein, Piano

Beethoven:   Piano Concerto No. 3
Sibelius:   Symphony No. 2


July 25—Celebrating John Adams at 70 CSO Residency 2017

Kent Nagano, Conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, Piano

John Adams:   Harmonielehre (The Book of Harmony)
Beethoven:   Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
July 28—Singing Strings with Conlon CSO Residency 2017

James Conlon, Conductor
Ray Chen, Violin
Marisol Montalvo, Soprano

Barber:   Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Mozart:   “L’amerò, sarò costante” for soprano and violin from Il rè pastore
Mendelssohn:   Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn:   Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”)
July 29—Gala: Conlon & Perlman CSO Residency 2017

James Conlon, Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Dvořák:   Carnival Overture
Dvořák:   Symphony No. 8
Itzhak Perlman’s Cinema Serenade
  “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca
  Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Williams:   Theme from Far and Away
  Main Title from Out of Africa
  Marian & Robin Love Theme from The Adventures of Robin Hood
Williams:   Theme from Sabrina
Williams:   Theme from Schindler’s List
  Tango (“Por Una Cabeza”) from Scent of a Woman


August 1—Rach & Ravel; Rivers & Roses CSO Residency 2017

Michael Stern, Conductor
Simon Trpčeski, Piano

Smetana:   The Moldau from My Fatherland
R. Strauss:   Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Rachmaninoff:   Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Ravel:   La valse
August 3—Zukerman Plays & Conducts CSO Residency 2017

Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin

Elgar:   Deux Chansons
Mozart:   Violin Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky:   Symphony No. 4

August 6—Tribute to Henry Mancini CSO Residency 2017

Steven Reineke, Conductor
Sir James Galway, Flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, Flute
Ashley Brown, Vocalist
Tony DeSare, Vocalist

August 8—Levine Leads Creation CSO Residency 2017

James Levine, Conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Nadine Sierra, Soprano
Matthew Polenzani, Tenor
John Relyea, Bass

Haydn:   The Creation
August 10—Rousing Russian Rhythm CSO Residency 2017

Krzysztof Urbański, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Rachmaninoff:   Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich:   Symphony No. 10
August 13—A Tribute to Ira Gershwin CSO Residency 2017
August 18–20—Complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy CSO Residency 2017

Ludwig Wicki, Conductor
Chicago Children's Choir
Chicago Chorale
The Lakeside Singers

Complete films shown on Pavilion and lawn video screens

August 18:   The Fellowship of the Ring
August 19:   The Two Towers
August 20:   The Return of the King