Philippe Jordan will return Nov. 16-19 to guest-conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program that culminates with Igor Stravinsky’s visceral, still-revolutionary 1913 ballet, The Rite of Spring. “Even for our time and our ears, it’s still a very modern piece,” he said.

He will present Mussorgsky’s 1867 original, titled St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain as well as Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, written about 20 years after The Rite of Spring. It shares certain characteristics with the earlier work. “It’s about the same period and has these aspects as well — Eastern Slavonic folk music, Impressionism, Expressionism and modernism,” Jordan said. “It’s a nice kaleidoscope of this period of time.” Featured as soloist will be violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

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