Returning to Symphony Center after making his Chicago debut three seasons ago, conductor David Afkham joined the CSO in a program of classics from the Austro-German canon: Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 (Mourning), Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. Lawrence A. Johnson in the Chicago Classical Review described the concert, performed Oct. 24, as “focused and atmospheric” … this felt very much like a young conductor’s [Death and Transfiguration], with Afkham leading a driving, impassioned performance that brought energetic ardor to the joyful reminiscences of childhood and young romance.”

    The program will be repeated Oct. 25 and Oct. 29. For more details, click here.