Guest conductor Markus Stenz

Haydn Surprise Symphony

Beethoven and his teacher Haydn didn’t agree on much, but each man held enormous influence over the musical life of Vienna and beyond. Continuing our celebration of the genius of Beethoven, the Orchestra presents two generations of Viennese composers, concluding with a lesser-known side of Beethoven—one of serenity, devotion and beauty—as captured in his Mass in C major. Markus Stenz returns as guest conductor.


Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus

Markus Stenz, Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Mary Feminear, Soprano

Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano

Eric Ferring, Tenor

Zachary Altman, Bass-Baritone


Joey Roukens: Chase

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 94, Surprise

Ludwig van Beethoven: Mass in C Major

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