Performance Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 2 PM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
“The passion and dramatic verve Muti masterfully elicited … is simply magnificent,” said NPR about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s music director. In this program, Riccardo Muti conducts Scriabin’s Symphony No. 1, a passionate ode to art—the composer’s first major orchestral work. Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, a cantata drawn from his complete score to Eisenstein’s classic film, comprises music accompanying some of the film’s most memorable scenes, including the grim chant of invading Teutonic knights, the Russian people’s rousing exhortation to battle, a heartfelt lament, and the Battle on the Ice—one of the greatest fusions of image and music ever made.


  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor
  • Alisa Kolosova, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Sergey Skorokhodov, Tenor
  • Chicago Symphony Chorus
    Duain Wolfe, Director


  • SCRIABIN Symphony No. 1
  • PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky


Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Harlow Robinson, an author, lecturer, and Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History at Northeastern University.


Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 (Alexander's Entry Into Pskov)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Fritz Reiner, Conductor
Classical Masters

This performance is part of Great American Orchestras II, and Choral Sundays.