Press Releases

 
December 22, 2014

CSO MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS TWO WEEKS OF CONCERTS IN CHICAGO IN JANUARY

CHICAGO—Riccardo Muti, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, returns in January 2015 for several weeks of concerts with the CSO at both Symphony Center and Carnegie Hall. Muti’s winter residency begins with performances in Chicago—on January 15, 16 and 17—of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman. The program closes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams), part of the complete cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies that Muti leads in the current season.
December 18, 2014

RICCARDO MUTI AND CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONGRATULATE CSO HELEN REGENSTEIN CONDUCTOR EMERITUS PIERRE BOULEZ ON GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra congratulates Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez as a recipient of a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The recognition is given to “performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”
December 10, 2014

PIANIST PAUL LEWIS AND GUEST CONDUCTOR VASILY PETRENKO JOIN THE CSO FOR PROGRAM FEATURING BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR CONCERTO

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Vasily Petrenko leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and pianist Paul Lewis in a series of concerts on Wednesday, January 7  at 6:30 p.m. and on Thursday, January 8,  Friday, January 9, and Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. The program features Lewis in a performance of Beethoven’s final and most well-known piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor), as well as Elgar’s lively concert overture In the South (Alassio) and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.
December 10, 2014

January 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of December 10, 2014. For the most updated and complete program information, please click the links below or visit cso.org. All concerts take place in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.
December 3, 2014

MANFRED HONECK RETURNS TO CSO TO LEAD PROGRAM FEATURING BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 7

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Manfred Honeck leads the CSO in a program of Austro-German masterpieces from December 11-16. The program includes Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 7, Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 and Strauss’ iconic tone poem, Don Juan. Performances take place Thursday, December 11 at 8 p.m., Friday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 13 at 8 p.m., and Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 21, 2014

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF A SPECIAL CONCERT SOUNDS OF CHINA: A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

CHICAGO—Symphony Center Presents announces the addition of a special concert to the 2014/15 season: Sounds of China: A Chinese New Year Celebration. The program features virtuoso soloists from the National Chinese Traditional Orchestra and musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and takes place Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. at Symphony Center.
November 20, 2014

RECORDING OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CSO PERFORMANC OF VERDI’S MACBETH, CONDUCTED BY RICCARDO MUTI, AVAILABLE FOR LISTENING FREE ON DEMAND AT www.cso.org/radioMacb BEGINNING NOVEMBER 24, 2014

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the WFMT Radio Network announce that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ critically acclaimed performance of Verdi’s Macbeth will be broadcast on November 22 and subsequently available for listening online, free and on demand for six weeks beginning November 24. 
November 14, 2014

NICHOLAS KRAEMER RETURNS TO CSO TO LEAD BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

CHICAGO—Guest conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas Kraemer joins the CSO this November in five concerts featuring all six of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos from November 20-25. An expert in late-Baroque and early-Classical repertoire, the London-based Kraemer is currently the Principal Guest Conductor Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway.
November 14, 2014

February 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of November 14, 2014. For the most updated and complete program information, please click the links below or visit cso.org. All concerts take place in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.
November 14, 2014

JAZZ MASTERS PIANIST KENNY BARRON AND BASSIST DAVE HOLLAND RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER JAZZ SERIES

CHICAGO—The 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series offers a double bill of musical duos as it welcomes jazz masters Kenny Barron and Dave Holland and acclaimed, genre-crossing guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge for a double bill on Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m. The evening highlights new material from Barron and Holland’s 2014 recording project The Art of Conversation, which covers a mix of old standards and new compositions.