Chicago Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604 United States 312-294-3000 http://www.cso.org
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
John Williams, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Leading film composer John Williams returns to conduct the CSO and Yo-Yo Ma in two very special performances of music from Williams' moving and Academy Award® nominated score Memoirs of a Geisha. Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless child is torn from her family and forced to work as a maid in a geisha house, but eventually becomes one of the most celebrated geishas in Japan. These concerts will be recorded live in Orchestra Hall for a future release by Sony/BMG Masterworks.