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The Chicago Symphony in June takes us to New England and Spain, Thursdays at 8pm


Praised by Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians as "the most humorous of Manuel de Falla's works," The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos) ballet was first performed in London in 1919, with sets by Picasso. It remains one of de Falla's most popular works. We hear it on 6/23 @ 8pm.

6/2 Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde (Robert Chen, v; Marek Janowski, cond)

6/9 Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Traditional/Limonov: Auld lang syne Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Ives: Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day from New England Holidays Symphony (Nicola Benedetti, v; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, dir; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

6/16 Saint-Georges: Overture to L'Amant anonyme Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, La Notte Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, and 2 Violins Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 (Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, f; Riccardo Muti cond)

6/23 Schubert: Incidental Music to Rosamunde, Symphony No. 9, Great Clyne: Night Ferry Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat Ravel: Rapsodie espangole (Riccardo Muti cond)

6/30 Verdi: Fuoco di gioia! from Otello, Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco, Patria oppressa! from Macbeth, Sanctus and Libera me from Messa da Requiem Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Janai Brugger and Barbara Frittoli, s; Jennifer Johnson Cano, ms; Daniel Johansson, t; Tareq Nazmi, bs; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, dir)