Edward Gardner will make his subscription debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra next week with four performances of Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Strauss’ Four Last Songs (with Erin Wall) and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4. He will also conduct the Civic Orchestra of Chicago – the training orchestra of the CSO – in a performance of Janáček’s Sinfonietta, Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 4 and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2.
This follows Edward’s first performance with the CSO at the Ravinia Festival in 2017, for which he was praised as an “exceptional talent” (Chicago Tribune). In the time since, Edward has also made debuts with the New York Philharmonic (“a well-judged, never-overblown performance”, New York Times) and San Francisco Symphony (“an impressive conducting debut” SFGate). Before travelling to Chicago, Edward returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an all-Rachmaninov programme, with soloist Simon Trpčeski.
Other upcoming North American highlights include concerts at the Lincoln Center with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and returns to Minnesota, National Symphony and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, and the Metropolitan Opera.
Watch an excerpt from Edward’s San Francisco Symphony debut below: