CSO Plays Amazonas

Date: 
05/16/2013 - 20:00
05/18/2013 - 20:00
05/21/2013 - 19:30
Location: 
USA: Chicago IL
Work Performed: 
Amazonas

Beethoven 6
May16
8:00 PM
Smetana, Takemitsu, Villa-Lobos, Beethoven
Thursday May 16, 2013

Takemitsu's riverrun draws its title from the opening word of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, and it explores a river's flow as a metaphor for how great musical innovations of one composer may influence others. Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos plunged into a dark, primitive world with Amazonas, based on the story of a beautiful girl who wantonly bathes in the Amazon only to be swallowed by a monster. Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, called the Pastoral for its depictions of countryside scenes including a rambling walk along a stream, completes the program.
Program

Smetana The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast
Takemitsu riverrun
Villa-Lobos Amazonas
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

Additional Dates for this Performance
May18
May21

This performance is part of the:
CSO Thursday B 2012-13 Series >
CSO Thursday H 2012-13 Series >
Performers
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena
conductor
Peter Serkin
piano