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The Chicago Symphony in August presents Debussy's work inspired by St. Sebastian

The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
Piero del Pollaiuolo National Gallery, London
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian

Piero del Pollaiuolo, also known as Piero Benci, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. Considered Piero's masterpiece, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian was sold by owner Roberto Pucci to the National Gallery in 1857. We'll hear Debussy's work of the same name on Thu 8/25 @ 8pm.

8/4 Adams: The Chairman Dances Stravinsky: Violin Concerto Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, Double (Leila Josefowicz, v; Issac Stern, v; Yo-Yo Ma, c; Edo de Waart and Claudio Abbado, cond)

8/11 Nielsen: Helios Overture Lindberg: Serenades Lalo: Symphonie espagnole Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Sibelius: Finlandia (Ray Chen, v; Hannu Lintu, cond)

8/18 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (Bertrand Chamayou, p; Herbert Blomstedt and Seiji Ozawa, cond)

8/25 Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian Ravel: Mother Goose Suite Ligeti: Violin Concerto Debussy: La mer Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (Robert Chen, v; Pierre Boulez, cond)