Russian Masterworks with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This month, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Chicago to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an all-Russian program. On February 14, 16 & 17, Heras-Casado leads the CSO in Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony (Winter Dreams), then Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski brings his “electrifying virtuosity” (The London Times) to Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Highly regarded for his excellency in a large range of repertoire, Pablo has recorded Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, released by harmonia mundi. He has previosuly conducted Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with the Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg, and with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie.

For his recent debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Heras-Casado conducted Winter Dreams in an all-Russian program, receiving critical acclaim from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The scherzo movement of ‘Winter Dreams’ was especially stunning Friday evening, as Mr. Heras-Casado brought a refined delicacy to the interweaving rhythms that complemented the elegance and detail of Tchaikovsky’s music.”

More information and purchase links to Pablo’s Tchaikovsky recording with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s is available via his Recordings.