Press Releases

 
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:
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, and Lage and Eldridge’s recent album Avalon, which
November 11, 2014

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO CHORALE AND GUEST ARTISTS FROM THE RYAN OPERA CENTER JOIN FORCES TO PERFORM MOZART’S GREAT MASS LED BY CONDUCTOR NICHOLAS KRAEMER

CHICAGO---The Civic Orchestra of Chicago,
November 6, 2014

December 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of November 6, 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 5, 2014

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING AT SYMPHONY CENTER OFFERS VARIETY OF SEASONAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS NOVEMBER 28 THROUGH DECEMBER 23

CHICAGO — Symphony Center heralds the holiday season with a festive array of seasonal concerts and events offered November 28 through December 23. The season begins Thanksgiving Weekend with three presentations of Pixar in Concert featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performing favorite music from 14 beloved Pixar films, as well as the annual appearance of the Vienna Boys Choir. Holiday programming reaches a festive finale in a week that features Welcome Yule! performances, the annual
November 4, 2014

CSO BEYOND THE SCORE® PRODUCTION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE AND WORK OF PIERRE BOULEZ—MENTOR, COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, REVOLUTIONARY—IN HONOR OF HIS UPCOMING 90TH BIRTHDAY IN MARCH

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two performances of the brand-new Beyond the Score® production, A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez. The world-premiere performance salutes the life and work of CSO Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez, who turns 90 in March 2015. World-renowned architect Frank Gehry has designed unique stage elements for this production, which honors the revolutionary composer, conductor and curator by
November 4, 2014

SYMPHONY CENTER 2014 HOLIDAY PROGRAM LISTINGS

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) presents a festive array of seasonal concerts in November and December as part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents 2014 programming. Highlights include vocal concerts, two CSO subscription programs featuring seasonal selections and the 20th annual production of Welcome Yule!, a unique and joyful Chicago tradition. The performances take place at Symphony Center, which is located at 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chic