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Chicago Symphony Celebrates founder Margaret Hillis, October 2021

Margaret Hillis
https://experience.cso.org/curation/margaret-hillis-100/

Founder of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis (1921-1998) served as the ensemble's director for 37 years, from 1957 until 1994, and she was the first woman to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The CSO celebrates her legacy in this centennial year. Thursday, 10/7 at 8pm.

10/7 Celebrating Margaret Hillis's Centennial Bach: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder from Saint Matthew Passion Bartók: Cantata profana Verdi: Messa da Requiem (John Aler, t; John Tomlinson, bs; Leontyne Price, s; Janet Baker, ms; Veriano Luchetti, t; José van Dam, bs-bar; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, dir; Sir Georg Solti and Pierre Boulez, cond)

10/14 Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Tárrega: Gran jota Chabrier: España Piazzolla: Sinfonía Buenos Aires Falla: El amor brujo Albéniz/Arbós: Navarra (Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, g; Daniel Binelli, bandoneon; Leontyne Price, s; Giancarlo Guerrero and Fritz Reiner, cond)

10/21 Mantovani: Threnos Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Bach/Rachmaninov: Gigue from Violin Partita Bridge: Lament Copland: Symphony No. 3 Ives/Schuman: Variations on America (Daniil Trifonov, p; Marin Alsop and Morton Gould, cond)

10/28 Haydn: Symphony No. 103, Drum Roll Ligeti: Piano Concerto Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Mozart: Quartet for Flute and Strings (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p; Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, f; Robert Chen, v; Li-Kuo Chang, vla; John Sharp, c; Pierre Boulez, cond)