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This week, guest conductor Rafael Payare leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto featuring CSO Principal Bassoon Keith Buncke. Rounding out the program, Nicholas Kraemer conducts Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4.

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Keith Buncke, bassoon
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Recorded at concerts in January 2018

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Jennifer Gunn, flute; Eugene Izotov, oboe; Christopher Martin, trumpet; Robert Chen, violin; Nicholas Kraemer, harpsichord and conductor
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Robert Chen, violin; Jennifer Gunn, flute; Louise Dixon, flute; Nicholas Kraemer, harpsichord and conductor
Recorded at concerts in November 2014

This program will be available until August 27, 2021.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Berstein’s Symphonic Dances, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra can be found here, and notes for Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4, can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Rafael Payare, conductor
Keith Buncke, bassoon
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

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TOP: Rafael Payare leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on January 18, 2018 | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018