Press Releases

 
June 30, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIRD SIR GEORG SOLTI CONDUCTING APPRENTICESHIP

CHICAGO—The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces that applications are now being accepted for the Third International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship.
June 5, 2015

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2015/16 SPECIAL CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO—Tickets for select 2015/16 season Special Concerts presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) are currently on sale. These Special Concerts are part of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Symphony Center Presents (SCP) 2015/16 season programming. Performances take place at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
June 5, 2015

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS 2014/15 JAZZ SERIES CONCLUDES WITH WORLD PREMIERE BY DRUMMER AND COMPOSER DANA HALL— THE HYPOCRISY OF JUSTICE: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE BLACK METROPOLIS RIFFIN’ AND SIGNIFYIN(G) ON RICHARD WRIGHT’S NATIVE SON

CHICAGO—Gifted drummer and composer Dana Hall brings a world premiere performance of his new work—The Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis Riffin' and Signifyin(g) on Richard Wright's Native Son to Symphony Center on Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m. A Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series commission, this evening-length work honors the 75th anniversary of Wright’s landmark novel, one of the most important to come out of Chicago. Hall, who has previously appeared on th
May 27, 2015

MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS CSO IN TWO WEEKS OF SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS TO CONCLUDE CSO’S 2014/15 SEASON, JUNE 11–20

CHICAGO— Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in June to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two weeks of subscription concerts that close the Orchestra’s 2014/15 season and mark the completion of five years with Muti as its music director.
May 25, 2015

MusicNOW 2015/16 SERIES ANNOUNCED

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announces the 2015/16 season programming for its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series—dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience. Curated by the newly-appointed CSO Mead Composers-In-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek, the annual four-concert series in 2015/16 presents work from established contemporary composers and new voices beginning to emerge across today’s active and varied contempo
May 22, 2015

PIANIST ORLI SHAHAM MAKES HER SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS PIANO SERIES DEBUT IN 2014/15 SEASON FINALE

CHICAGO—The season finale of the Symphony Center Presents (SCP) 2014/15 Piano series features pianist Orli Shaham in her series debut on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3 p.m.  Returning to Symphony Center for the first time since her appearance alongside Emanuel Ax in the CSO’s 2012 Keys To the City festival, Shaham performs a program that is anchored by the late piano works of Johannes Brahms—Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118 and Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119. Also on the program are pieces by Bach, Schubert, Sc
May 21, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL BASSOON

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of Keith Buncke as the new Principal Bassoon of the CSO, effective July 6, 2015.
May 21, 2015

MusicNOW CONCLUDES  2014/15 SERIES WITH PROGRAM FEATURING WORK BY AVANT-GARDE JAZZ ARTISTS JOHN ZORN AND MYRA MELFORD

CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) acclaimed MusicNOW series—dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience—concludes its 2014/15 season Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in a program led by MusicNOW principal conductor Cliff Colnot at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago). The June 1 concert marks the final MusicNOW program curated by the CSO’s Mead Composers-In-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, wh
May 19, 2015

GUEST CONDUCTOR LUDOVIC MORLOT RETURNS TO LEAD CSO IN TWO WEEKS OF SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS, INCLUDING A WORLD PREMIERE AND BEYOND THE SCORE® PROGRAMS

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two weeks of subscription programs that also include appearances on the Afterwork Masterworks and Beyond the Score® series, as well as with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Morlot, who currently serves as the Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, appeared most recently with the CSO in 2012 for subscription concerts and with the Civic Orchestra for a concert in February 2007.
May 14, 2015

June 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of May 14, 2015. 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.