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  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)
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This concert is a Critic’s Choice performance on Chicago Classical Review!

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Miles Maner

Bassoon Soloist
Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Gregory Hughes conductor
Miles Maner bassoon

MOZARTOverture to The Magic Flute
MOZARTBassoon Concerto
STRAVINSKYThe Rite of Spring


What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • The overture to Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) was selected for this concert as a tribute to the Athenaeum Theatre, which was originally built to perform the beloved operas of the neighboring church’s German parishioners.

  • The bassoon has been a mainstay of the orchestral woodwind section for centuries, but it is rarely heard in a solo setting. Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto will bring the warm and playful tones of the bassoon into the spotlight!

  • Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring nearly caused a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913, with the audience making such a raucous that the musicians could barely hear each other on the stage! Since then, however, the work has taken a place as one of the more popular (if still somewhat avant-garde) pieces in the orchestral canon.

This concert will last approximately 90 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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Earlier Event: February 5
Later Event: April 30