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The CSO takes listeners on a musical journey to the Nordic regions, 12/1 @ 8pm

Swan Tuonela
In one myth, the hero drowns in the river of Tuonela (the underworld) in trying to capture or kill the black swan

12/1 Sibelius: Finlandia Nielsen: Violin Concerto Traditional/Kuusisto: Danish Bridal Tune Nielsen: Helios Overture Sibelius: Symphony No. 5, The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends of the Kalevala (Pekka Kuusisto, v; Robert Mayer, eh; Hannu Lintu and Frederick Stock, cond)

12/8 Coleridge-Taylor: Novelettes Nos. 3 and 4 Schubert: Symphony No. 5 Montgomery: Strum Kodály: Dances of Galánta Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Erina Yashima and Rafael Kubelík, cond)

12/15 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Bertrand Chamayou, p; Herbert Blomstedt and Seiji Ozawa, cond)

12/22 Honegger: Pacific 231 Bates: Alternative Energy Franck: Symphony Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner, Divertimento (Riccardo Muti, cond)

12/29 Handel: Messiah, Part 1 Gabrieli/Crees: Sacrae Smphoniae No. 6, Sonata Pian e forte, Canzon duodecimi toni à 10 Gabrieli/Block: Canzon septimi toni à 8 Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker (Kiri Te Kanawa, s; Anne Gjevang, a; Keith Lewis, t; Gwynne Howell, bs-bar; David Schrader, hc; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, dir; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass; Sir Georg Solti, Mark Ridenour and Fritz Reiner cond)