Claudio Abbado, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is in the spotlight in this retrospective program from 2007/08, which also reflects that season’s theme of exploring the French-Russian connection in classical music.

Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op. 60
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Ivo Pogorelich, piano
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14


ABOVE: Undated publicity photo of Claudio Abbado from the last decade. His final appearance at Symphony Center came in 2001, with the visiting Berlin Philharmonic.