Critic’s Choice

Wed Jun 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Photo: Todd Rosenberg
Photo: Todd Rosenberg

Riccardo Muti is back in town to conduct the final two weeks of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra season.

This week’s program will wrap the CSO music director’s Scriabin series with the composer’s most celebrated work, The Poem of Ecstasy (Symphony No. 4). Conversely, Tchaikovsky is represented with his most rarely heard work in the genre, the Byronic Manfred symphony. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.; 312 -294-3000.


The Chicago Chorale’s final program of the season will present music meditating on “loss, hope and peace.” Bruce Tammen leads his singers in a bracing array of composers, with motets by Victoria, Schutz, Bruckner, Grieg, Howells, Part, Tavener, Talbot, Nystedt, and Miskinis. Concert time is 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent dePaul Parish in Lincoln Park.; 773-306-6195.

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