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.


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


This performance is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.