Riccardo Muti and the CSO open the 2023/24 Season with two pieces capturing the fairy-tale splendor of Russian music. Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird uses a dynamic orchestral palette to depict infernal dances and a haunting lullaby. Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake is a softly iridescent portrait of a moonlit night. Composed at an Austrian lakeside resort, Brahms’ Second Symphony captivates with its warm, sunny melodies.
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Derek Matson in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.
September 21st, 2023
September 26th, 2023
Chicago Symphony Center
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