This week, conductor Thomas Søndergård and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk make their debut performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Søndergård leads Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor featuring Gavrylyuk. The program also includes Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 in D Minor and Sibelius’s Nocturne and Ballade from King Christian II Suite. The broadcast ends with Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream conducted by the CSO’s fifth Music Director, Jean Martinon, from a 1967 RCA recording.

Sibelius Nocturne and Ballade from King Christian II Suite, Op. 27
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Schumann Von fremden Ländern und Menschen from Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 1 (Encore)
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13

Thomas Søndergård, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in November 2018

Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Jean Martinon, conductor
RCA 1967

This program will be available until August 11, 2021.

Program notes for the performance for Sibelius Nocturne and Ballade from King Christian II Suite, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1 are here. Notes for Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Thomas Søndergård, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Jean Martinon, conductor

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TOP: Thomas Søndergård and Alexander Gavrylyuk | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018

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