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Celebrating the long legacy of Chicago Symphony Chorus conductor Duain Wolfe, 3/10 @ 8pm

Chicago Symphony Chorus conductor Duain Wolfe holds a book as he addresses the audience, he wears a black tuxedo donned with a red rose on his lapel.
Duain Wolfe, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus since 1994

Talking about his career, Duain Wolfe breaks into a wide smile. “I always say if I ever wrote my autobiography, I’d call it The Accidental Conductor.’’

3/3 Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Overture to L'Amant anonyme Bizet: Roma Price: Andante moderato Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Riccardo Muti, cond)

3/10 Celebrating Duain Wolfe and the Chicago Symphony Chorus Poulenc: Gloria (Jessica Rivera, s; Bernard Haitink, cond) Williams: Call to Muster and the Battle Cry of Freedom; and Appomattox, April 9, 1865, from Lincoln (John Williams, cond) Handel: Three Coronation Anthems (Sir Andrew Davis, cond) Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (Sir Georg Solti, cond) Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele (Riccardo Zanellato, bs; Riccardo Muti, cond)

3/17 Berlioz: Overture to Les Francs-juges Dohnányi: Varations on a Nursery Song Weber: Overture to Oberon Del Tredici: Final Alice (András Schiff, p; Barbara Hendricks, s; Sir Georg Solti, cond)

3/24 Chabrier: España Ginastera: Harp Concerto Albéniz/Arbós: Navarra; Fête-Dieu à Seville from Iberia, Book I; and Triana from Iberia, Book II Chabrier: Impressions of Italy Ravel: Boléro (Xavier De Maistre, hp; Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, cond)

3/31 Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto Benshoof: Piccolo Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 Stephenson: Bass Trombone Concerto Gershwin: An American in Paris(Jennifer Gunn, pic; Charles Vernon, bs tn; Riccardo Muti, cond)