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2009 Archive

December

December 28, 2009 - January 1, 2010
American Masters

Composers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

December 21 - 25, 2009
Holiday Celebration

Music inspired by the season

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

December 14 - 18, 2009
Beethoven Quartets

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

December 14 - 18, 2009
Johannes Brahms, Part II

This is the second of a two-week exploration of the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

December 7 - 11, 2009
Johannes Brahms, Part I

The first of a two week biography exploring the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

November

November 30 - December 4, 2009
Variations

Exploring themes and variations.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

November 23-27, 2009
All in the Family

Composers and their kin, including the Bachs, Scarlattis, Mendelssohns, Schumanns, and many more.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

November 16-20, 2009
Rachmaninoff

Serge Rachmaninoff – The finest example of late Russian Romanticism, we'll take five hours to explore the life and music of this lyrically gifted pianist and composer.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

November 9-13, 2009
Tone Poems

Tone Poems – In a literal case of art imitating life, symphonic music is freed from its traditional structures and takes a programmatic turn.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

November 2-6, 2009
The Viola

We'll celebrate some of the exquisite music written for the violin's darker cousin, including music by Hindemith and Walton.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

October

October 26-31, 2009
Sounds of the City of Light

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

October 19-23, 2009
Copland

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

October 12-16, 2009
Autumn Leaves

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

October 5-9, 2008
The Symphony, Part IV

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

September

September 28 - October 2, 2009
Prokofiev

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

September 21-25, 2009
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 2 of 2)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

September 14-18, 2009
The Big Five, Part I: The New York Philharmonic (Week 1 of 2)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

September 7- 11, 2009
Latin Carnival

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

August

August 31 - September 4, 2009
The Not-so-minor B Minor Mass

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

August 24-28, 2009
School Days

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

August 17-21, 2009
Debussy

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

August 10-14, 2009
Sweet Home Chicago

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

August 3-7, 2009
The Violin Concerto

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

July

July 27-31, 2009
A Green and Pleasant Land

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

July 20-24, 2009
Venice

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

July 13-17, 2009
Les Six

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

July 6-10, 2009
Through the Mail Slot

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

June

June 29 - July 3, 2009
Outward Bound

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

June 22-26, 2009
Pastoral Symphonies

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

June 15-19, 2009
The Wind Quintet

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

June 8-12, 2009
Invitation to the Dance, Part III: Balanchine

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

June 1-5, 2009
Mozart Piano Concertos

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

May

May 25-29, 2009
Haydn Symphonies

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

May 18-22, 2009
Soundtracks

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

May 11-15, 2009
Fit for a King

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

May 4-8, 2009
Distant Neighbors

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

April

April 27 - May 1, 2009
The Big Five, Part I: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

April 20-24, 2009
Béla Bartók

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

April 13-17, 2009
Beethoven and that Danged Metronome

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

April 6-10. 2009
St. Matthew Passion

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

March

March 30 - April 3, 2009
George Gershwin

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

March 23-27, 2009
Wagner's Ring Cycle

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

March 16-20, 2009
Orpheus in the New World

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

March 9-13. 2009
Under the Hood, Part II

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

March 2-6, 2009
Robert Schumann

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

February

February 23-27, 2009
The Proud Tower, Part II

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

February 16-20, 2009
The Proud Tower, Part I

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

February 9-13, 2009
It was a Lover and his Lass

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

February 2-6, 2009
Mendelssohn

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

January

January 26-30, 2009
Mozart : Bright Lights, Big City

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

January 19-23, 2009
Listeners' Choice, Part II

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

January 12-16, 2009
A Little Traveling Music, Please

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

January 5-9. 2009
Pastoral Symphonies

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

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