Scott Speck, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Jennifer Higdon | Mandolin Concerto (Midwest Premiere)
Nicholas Hubbell | Chicago Fanfare (World Premiere)
Reinaldo Moya | (World Premiere)
Ottorino Respighi | Gli uccelli (The Birds)
Ottorino Respighi | Trittico botticelliano

*Not in concert order*

Maestro Speck leads the orchestra in a once-in-a-lifetime Chicago Philharmonic performance of world premieres by today’s phenomenal composers! Don’t miss the Midwest premiere of Pulitzer Prize and three-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon’s mandolin concerto, played to perfection by classical music superstar Avi Avital, who has been called “nothing short of electric” by The New York Times. Plus, Chicago Philharmonic Fanfare Competition winner Nicholas Hubbell and Composer-in-Residence Reinaldo Moya share their world premieres, alongside the sumptuous music of Respighi.