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George StellutoConductor
Robert ChenChicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster
2:00 pm lobby
3:00 pm start

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Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Vienna Blood Waltz, Op. 354
Johann Strauss Jr.: Chit Chat Polka, Op. 214
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to The Gypsy Baron
Johann Strauss Jr.: The Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
Johann Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Radetzky March, Op. 228

Don’t miss our first concert of the season, Viennese Gala, featuring Maestro George Stelluto and guest artist Robert Chen, Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s Concertmaster. The concert features Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”, Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto”, and Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved waltzes, polkas, and overture for a Viennese-style celebration of the season!

The Viennese Gala Concert will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 3 pm at the Peoria Civic Center Theater.


Robert Chen, Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. During that time, he has been featured as a soloist with conductors including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Ton Koopman, Osmo Vänskä, Vasily Petrenko, Nicholas Kraemer, and James Conlon. He gave the CSO premiere of György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, Elliott Carter’s Violin Concerto, and Witold Lutosławski’s Chain Two, as well as the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s Astral Canticle. 

Concert Sponsors & Underwriters

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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