Critic’s Choice

Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Semyon Bychkov
Semyon Bychkov

For those who like epic works April has not been the cruelest month with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing large-scale symphonies by Mahler and Shostakovich in recent weeks.

Thursday night will bring yet another sprawling work in the genre when Semyon Bychkov leads the CSO in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8–the composer’s last completed work and, for many, his greatest achievement. Performances are 6:30 p.m Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.; 312-294-3000.


For aficionados of literally unsung repertory, the Chicago Master Singers will offer a triptych of Romantic rarities from the British Isles this weekend. Alan Heatherington conducts the chorus in Gerald Finzi’s Magnificat, Charles Stanford’s Stabat Mater and Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Light of Life 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Divine Word Chapel in Techny.;  1-800-595-4849.


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