Press Releases

 
March 2, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SPRING 2015 CONCERTS IN CHICAGO’S WESTERN SUBURBS

CHICAGO—After two highly successful sets of concerts at The Morton Arboretum in 2013 and 2014, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and The Morton Arboretum continue their partnership when the CSO returns to Lisle in 2015 for three performances, on June 25, 26, and 27, 2015. Guest conductors James Feddeck (June 26 and 27) and Richard Kaufman (June 25) lead the CSO in familiar classical works and well-known film scores.
February 27, 2015

CELLIST YO-YO MA AND HIS GROUNDBREAKING CROSS-CULTURAL SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

CHICAGO—Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his groundbreaking group, the Silk Road Ensemble, reunite for a 15th anniversary concert at Symphony Center on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. Hailed by the Seattle Times for “its wonderful juxtaposition of cultures, instruments, ancient works and new compositions,” Ma and the 15 musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble perform a program of both foreign and familiar with traditional selections and contemporary pieces by members of the group. This concert marks the se
February 27, 2015

A CELEBRATION OF ANDREW PATNER’S LIFE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18 AT SYMPHONY CENTER

A public celebration of the life of Chicago journalist Andrew Patner will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m., in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
February 25, 2015

VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM PERFORMS J.S. BACH’S COMPLETE SONATAS AND PARTITAS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO —The 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Chamber Music series continues with violinist Gil Shaham performing the six Violin Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Shaham plays the extraordinary works for solo violin in a world premiere presentation that features large-scale video imagery created by acclaimed artist David Michalek.  The concert marks Shaham’s first chamber music recital appearance at Symphony Center since 2006 when he performed as part of a trio
February 25, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES PIERRE BOULEZ’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the 90th birthday of its Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez this month with several concerts that pay tribute to his life and work as a composer, conductor and mentor. The revolutionary and visionary musician turns 90 on March 26, 2015.
February 20, 2015

GUEST CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOIT RETURNS TO CSO FOR TWO WEEKS OF FRENCH PROGRAMS, MARCH 12–21

CHICAGO—Charles Dutoit returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two weeks of programs with French repertoire. Both programs are part of the CSO’s season-long spotlight on French music from Berlioz to Boulez, which culminates in May with a three-week festival that emphasizes 20th-century French operatic and theatrical works.
February 20, 2015

LEGENDARY NEW ORLEANS PIANIST HENRY BUTLER AND TRUMPETER STEVEN BERNSTEIN MAKE SYMPHONY CENTER DEBUT WITH BUTLER, BERNSTEIN & THE HOT 9

CHICAGO–The Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series welcomes the legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and their band, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 on Friday February 27 at 8 p.m.  Chicago’s own Dee Alexander also makes her SCP Jazz series debut in this performance. For this concert, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 add to the rich musical connections between Chicago and New Orleans–a history that began in the early 1900’s with legendary Chicago recording sessio
February 17, 2015

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES CONTINUES WITH RECITALS BY OLLI MUSTONEN AND SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF

CHICAGO—Pianists Olli Mustonen and Sir András Schiff return to Symphony Center February 22 and March 8 for recital programs  on the 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Piano Series. Mustonen last appeared at Symphony Center in 2014 in a performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and CSO Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin on the SCP Chamber Music series. His last SCP Piano series program was in 2003.  Schiff returns to the SCP Piano series for th
February 17, 2015

THE WOMEN’S BOARD OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION PRESENTS REMIX V: RED HOT

CHICAGO — The Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) presents REMIX V: Red Hot, a one-night-only fundraising event featuring the irresistible music of powerhouse vocalist Lynne Jordan and The Shivers,
February 13, 2015

CONDUCTOR YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN AND ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MAKE THEIR CHICAGO DEBUT ON SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS ORCHESTRA SERIES

CHICAGO — The 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents Orchestras series continues with the Chicago debut appearances of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The program on Friday, February 20 at 8 p.m. features French pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G Major.  Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Prokofiev’s electrifying Symphony No. 5 complete the program. One of the most inspiring works of Russian orchestral music, Prokofiev w