The virtually sold-out program in Orchestra Hall on Saturday centered on two 19th-century stalwarts and a pair of crowd-pleasing, blue-chip artists.
The multiple Grammy-winner returns to Chicago this week for concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The five concerts will feature Hispanic, gospel, Caribbean, jazz, tango and Middle Eastern sounds, along with works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Grieg.
On any given night, this city is alive with the most majestic sounds of every music genre.
There was something truly life-affirming about hearing the CSO play all four of Brahms’ symphonies in the past two weeks.
Throughout the work, the pianist effortlessly captured the split-second shifts of mood so characteristic of Beethoven.
Charles Lloyd: “I’m always drunk with the music. It’s always inspired me since I was a small child and it’s been my lifelong companion.”
Esa-Pekka Salonen has an enchanting effect on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, evident in the world premiere of his “Cello Concerto” with Yo-Yo Ma.
Staples thanks “the Good Lord” for the success in her life, for the music that has touched the souls of countless fans.
Orchestral and choral masterworks by Brahms, Bruckner, Dvořák, Rossini, Mozart, Debussy, Schubert and Tchaikovsky among the Muti/CSO programs.