BEYOND THE SCORE®: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD


Friday, February 9, 2018 8:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

BEYOND THE SCORE®: <em>THE ISLE OF THE DEAD</em>







BEYOND THE SCORE®:
RACHMANINOFF: THE ISLE OF THE DEAD, Op. 29 Rite of Passage?
A Jacobs Masterworks Concert

Sameer Patel, conductor

RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead

A Beyond The Score® multi-media concert presentation!

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most famous tone poem, based on a popular painting by symbolist Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin, is the subject of this season’s first multi-media Beyond the Score® exploration. The eerie 5/8 time signature, Russian soulfulness and the Western “Dies irae” chant are blended for a spellbinding visit to “the undiscovered country” between life and death. Using narrator and actor, the story of how Rachmaninoff came to write this striking work will surprise you.


Beyond the Score® is a production of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director for Beyond the Score®
Programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change.


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