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Guest conductor James Gaffigan leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Leonard Bernstein’s only film score. The program continues with James Ehnes as soloist in Barber’s Violin Concerto (plus an encore from Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major) along with Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 led by the CSO’s ninth music director, Sir Georg Solti, closes the broadcast.

Bernstein Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14
ENCORE: Bach Allegro assai from Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
James Ehnes, violin
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
James Gaffigan, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in October 2017

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 43
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in November 1974

This program will be available until July 15, 2021.

Program notes for Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances can be found here, and for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 are here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
James Gaffigan, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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