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The Chicago Symphony plays Mahler and much more, March 2021

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The Chicago Symphony starts and ends the month with music of Gustav Mahler.  From the Symphony of a Thousand, to Totenfeier (Funeral Rites) a tone poem written in 1888.  Don't miss it!

3/4        Mozart: Symphony No. 39  Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand (Heather Harper, s; Lucia Popp, s; Arleen Augér, s; Yvonne Minton, a; Helen Watts, a; René Kollo, t; John Shirley-Quirk, bar; Martti Talvela, bs; Wiener Staatsopernchor, Norman Balatsch, dir; Wiener Singverein, Helmut Froschauer, dir; Wiener Sängerknaben, Sir Georg Solti, cond)

3/11      Dvo?ák: Husitská Overture Schumann: Cello Concerto Hindemith: Concert for Strings and Brass Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition Catalani: Contemplazione (John Sharp, c; Riccardo Muti, cond)

3/18      Weber: Overture to Euryanthe Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Wagner: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser, Prelude to Acts 1 and 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (Willard Elliot, bn; Marek Janowski and Claudio Abbado, cond)

3/25      Mahler: Totenfeier Bartók:  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Stravinsky: The Firebird (Pierre Boulez, cond)