The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’s first performance of Gounod’s Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile—the Saint Cecilia Mass—is featured on today’s program, with soloists Sandrine Piau, Michael Schade, and Andrew Foster-Williams. Guest conductor Alain Altinoglu also leads the Orchestra and Chorus in Poulenc’s Gloria, as well as an orchestral suite from Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges. Concluding the program, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a suite from Ravel’s Mother Goose.

Prokofiev Suite from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33a
Poulenc Gloria
Gounod Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Sandrine Piau, soprano
Michael Schade, tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded at concerts in October 2017

Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in May 2015

This program will be available until February 26, 2021.

Program notes for the works conducted by Alain Altinoglu can be found here and for Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Sandrine Piau, soprano
Michael Schade, tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

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