Opening with the most famous four notes in all of classical music, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a staggering masterwork that became a symphonic blueprint for all subsequent composers. Riccardo Muti
leads a program that also features the composer’s buoyant, humorous Second Symphony and a world premiere concerto performed by CSO Bass Clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom.
Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
Bacri – Ophelia’s Tears [World Premiere, Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through the generous support of Helen Zell] Beethoven – Symphony No. 5