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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti, Zell music director
David Afkham, conductor

The relationship between the magnificent Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Krannert Center that began in the Center’s early years has only strengthened over time. Now, as one of the world’s premier orchestras returns to one of the world’s premier performance halls, David Afkham takes the podium for a program featuring Haydn’s emotionally charged Mourning Symphony, Strauss’ radiant tone poem portraying a man’s journey through death, and Brahms’ ethereal Symphony No. 3, a cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed in its first season. Afkham, principal conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra and Chorus, is in high demand as a guest conductor with some of the world’s finest orchestras and opera houses and is one of the most sought-after conductors to emerge from Germany in recent years.

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, “Mourning”
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90


Before the performance, enjoy a special dinner buffet service at Intermezzo cafe. Select from slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib or roast pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce for $21.95. You’ll receive red-skinned mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, and rolls with your entree as well as a beverage of your choice. Service begins at 5:30pm and continues until 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Intermezzo cafe.

Pop-up Library: October 26

Come explore the Music and Performing Arts Library’s extensive collections in the lobby of Krannert Center! The Pop-up Library will offer items from its collection related to performances on October 26, 2019, for you to browse and borrow.

Please bring your University i-Card or Courtesy Card to check out materials. Applications for University Courtesy Cards will also be available.
The Pop-up Library will be open from approximately 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Music and Performing Arts Library

The Music and Performing Arts Library is one of the largest public performing arts libraries in the world. It is home to books, scores, recordings, and play scripts related to music, theatre, and dance.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Oct 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 63 / SC 58 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 65 / SC 60 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10 Great Hall Series (5 events): 237 / SC 212 / STU 75 / UI & YTH 50