Guest conductor John Storgårds makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra leading his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’s First Symphony, along with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham (plus an encore written by Max Raimi, a member of the CSO’s viola section). The concert opens with the first suite from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, and the broadcast closes with Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting the suite from Prokofiev’s music for the film Lieutenant Kijé. 

Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Gil Shaham, violin
ENCORE: Raimi Anger Management
Gil Shaham, violin
Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39
John Storgårds, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in November and December 2017

Prokofiev Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in December 2014

This program will be available until April 21, 2021.

Program notes for Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and Sibelius’s First Symphony can be found here, and for Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
John Storgårds, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

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TOP: Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on November 30, 2017, in Orchestra Hall. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

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