DePaul Symphony Orchestra

Cliff Colnot, conductor

An annual spring tradition returns for another year when DePaul Symphony Orchestra performs on the historic Orchestra Hall stage with DePaul Symphonic Choir. The evening opens with Johannes Brahms’ stunning Schicksalslied, an orchestral accompanied choral setting of Friedrich Hölderlin’s 1799 poem Hyperions Schicksalslied. Next, the DePaul Symphony will present Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a piece influenced by folk melodies but retaining the vigor and severity found in his earlier work while also displaying incredible depth and passion. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

Online ticket reservations have now closed.
Tickets are still available in-person at the Symphony Center box office.


Joe Henderson (1937-2001)
Black Narcissus (1969)

Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (1928-1975)
Cannonball (1956)

Herbie Hancock (b. 1940)
Speak Like a Child (1968)

Chick Corea (b. 1941)
Humpty Dumpty (1978)

Joe Magnarelli (b. 1960)
Ballad For Barretto (2008)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (1871)
Performed with DePaul Symphonic Choir

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz.116 (1943)
     I. Introduzione. Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
     II. Giuoco delle coppie. Allegro scherzando
     III. Elegia. Andante non troppo
     IV. Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto
     V. Finale. Presto

Read the full concert program

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 8:00pm

Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Event Type



School of Music, (All) School of Music, Choral, Orchestra


Online ticket reservations have now closed. Please visit the Symphony Center box office in person for tickets.

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Rosalind Parham

Rosalind Parham left a positive review 5/23/2018

I enjoyed the first half that I saw with the jazz numbers.

Robert Obrochta

Robert Obrochta left a positive review 5/23/2018

It was absolutely incredible. I really enjoyed the different sections from the string family just melding and blending as one unit. Very good intonation overall too. The Bartók is one of the most difficult pieces to pull off in terms of intonation when it comes to the range of the trumpets and the various trombone and extended string techniques. But it was pulled off magnificently. The chorale in the 3rd movement was beautiful and the final few minutes of the piece itself was so powerful. It was so great!

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