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October 29, 2014

MUTTER VIRTUOSI, LED BY VIOLINIST ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER,MAKE SYMPHONY CENTER DEBUT IN A PROGRAM OF WORKS BY MENDELSSOHN, VIVALDI AND CURRIER

CHICAGO —The 2014/15 season of Symphony Center Presents Chamber Music concerts continues with a Symphony Center debut performance by the Mutter Virtuosi led by internationally-acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. The eclectic program includes Mendelssohn’s Octet, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and contemporary American composer Sebastian Currier’s Ringtones, a piece commissioned especially for the Mutter Virtuosi. Currier, whose works have frequently been pe
October 22, 2014

PABLO HERAS-CASADO LEADS CSO IN PROGRAM OF 20TH CENTURY WORKS

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of 20th century works on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m., Friday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. Honoring the upcoming 90th birthday of CSO Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez, the CSO plays the musical maverick’s first work for full orchestra, Figures-Doubles-Prismes, along with Stravinsky’s Four Studies and D
October 20, 2014

CHINA NCPA ORCHESTRA MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT AT

CHICAGO—The China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra led by Lü Jia, Chief Conductor of the NCPA Orchestra and opera director of NCPA, makes its U.S. debut at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. in a Symphony Center Presents Special Concert. The performance at Symphony Center in Chicago launches the orchestra’s first-ever North American tour since the ensemble was founded in 2010. The NCPA Orchestra’s 2014 North American tour, with additional stops in Washington D
October 20, 2014

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS WITH CLARINETIST KEN PEPLOWSKI HONOR THE LEGACY OF LEGENDARY JAZZ GUITARIST DJANGO REINHARDT IN SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ CONCERT

 CHICAGO- The 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series welcomes the Django Festival All-Stars and vocalist Cyrille Aimée to the stage for a double bill on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m.  The evening takes inspiration from the hot swing and gypsy jazz made famous by legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Guitarist Dorado Schmitt, who bears a striking resemblance to Reinhardt and is known from his frequent tour stops at the Kennedy Center and San Francisco Jazz Festival, leads the Djan
October 17, 2014

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENING OF THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI WITH LIVE ORGAN SOUNDTRACK

CHICAGO— Organist Cameron Carpenter makes his Symphony Center debut on Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m. in a Halloween screening of Robert Wiene’s silent thriller The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Carpenter will accompany the film, performing his original macabre score live on the mighty Casavant Frères organ of Orchestra Hall.
October 16, 2014

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES 2014/15 CONCERT PROGRAM LISTINGS

The Symphony Center Presents Piano Series opens Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. with a concert featuring legendary Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini and a program including works by Schumann and Chopin.  Other 2014/15 SCP Pianists include Pierre Laurent-Aimard, Garrick Ohlsson, Olli Mustonen, András Schiff, Murray Perahia, Evgeny Kissin, Cédric Tiberghein, Alexandre Tharaud, Tamara Stefanovich and Orli Shaham.
October 10, 2014

November 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of October 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.
October 10, 2014

January 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of October 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.
October 9, 2014

MANDOLINIST CHRIS THILE AND BASSIST EDGAR MEYER PERFORM DIVERSE PROGRAM AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO—Mandolinist Chris Thile of Punch Brothers and bassist Edgar Meyer team up as composers and performers for a diverse program of original music inspired by their new release Bass & Mandolin on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. at Symphony Center. Thile and Meyer began playing together eight years ago and have performed regularly as a duo since 2003.
October 8, 2014

CRISTIAN MACELARU RETURNS TO CSO TO LEAD PROGRAM FEATURING DVOŘÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two concerts in November with violinist Elena Urioste as soloist on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. The program features Brahms’s Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21 and Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), which was composed while the Czech composer was director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895.