Salonen & Yo-Yo Ma

Mar 9

8:00 PM

Adams, Salonen, Stravinsky

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stravinsky’s ballet about the lovelorn puppet Petrushka remains one of the most striking orchestral works of the modern repertoire. Esa-Pekka Salonen couples Petrushka with John Adams’ equally playful Slonimsky’s Earbox and the world premiere of Salonen’s own Cello Concerto, played by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma.

Note for the Newcomer: Salonen's Cello Concerto, a multi-ensemble co-commission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the Barbican Centre and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, will make its world premiere here in Chicago.

Program

John Adams Slonimsky's Earbox
Salonen Cello Concerto [World Premiere, CSO Co-commission]
Stravinsky Petrushka

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with Tim Munro
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, March 10, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, March 11, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Sponsors

This performance is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.