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American conductor James Gaffigan leads the CSO in Eternal Rhythm, August 2021

Conductor James Gaffigan

Hailed for his natural ease and compelling musicianship, conductor James Gaffigan is considered one of the most outstanding American conductors working today. This month he leads principal percussionist Cynthia Yeh and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the U.S premiere of Avner Dorman’s Eternal Rhythm on the Aug 12 broadcast at 8pm.

8/5       Dvorák: Symphony No. 5 Martucci: Notturno Respighi: Feste romane Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian (Riccardo Muti, cond)

8/12      Dorman: Eternal Rhythm Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 Ravel: Boléro (Cynthia Yeh, perc; Sir Georg Solti and James Gaffigan, cond)

8/19      Mahler: Blumine Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1 Mozart: Symphony No. 34 (Jeremy Denk, p; Michael Tilson Thomas and Rafael Kubelík, cond)

8/26      Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Webern: Passacaglia for Orchestra Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (Bernard Haitink, cond)

Watch percussionist Cynthia Yeh as she rehearses Eternal Rhythm.