Press Releases

 
January 26, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON—2015/16

CHICAGO (January 26, 2015)— Riccardo Muti, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Jeff Alexander, President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announce the programming for the CSO and Symphony Center Presents (SCP) 2015/16 season—the Orchestra’s 125th season and Muti’s sixth as music director.
January 26, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MEMBERS TO PERFORM AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL AND OFFER MASTER CLASSES IN RESNICK EDUCATION WING JANUARY 30 & 31 DURING CARNEGIE HALL RESIDENCY WITH CSO MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI

CHICAGO—Under the leadership of Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus travel to Carnegie Hall in New York City for three unique concert programs on January 30, January 31 and February 1, 2015.  As part of the residency, members of the Orchestra will participate in CSO Citizen Musician™ on Tour activities on January 30 and 31. The CSO’s Citizen Musician™ Initiative encourages musicians, music lovers and music organizations to use the pow
January 15, 2015

THE CLINTON FAMILY FUND MAKES $2 MILLION GIFT TO CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHICAGO—Jeff Alexander, President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced today that CSOA Trustee Bruce Clinton and his wife, Martha, along with members of The Clinton Family Fund, pledged $2 million to the CSOA to endow the Principal Timpani position in the Orchestra. The position, held since 2013 by David Herbert, will be known as The Clinton Family Fund Principal Timpani Chair of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
January 9, 2015

MusicNOW 2014/15 SERIES CONTINUES WITH PROGRAM FEATURING WORK BY COMPOSER JONNY GREENWOOD

CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) acclaimed MusicNOW series—dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience—presents its second concert of the 2014/15 season on Monday, January 19 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago). MusicNOW is curated by the CSO’s Mead Composers-In-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne and led by principal conductor is Cliff Colnot.
January 9, 2015

SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES TURNS UP THE HEAT IN JANUARY WITH LATIN JAZZ DOUBLE-BILL AND NEWEST PROJECT FROM VOCALIST DIANNE REEVES

CHICAGO—Symphony Center Presents an electric double bill with legendary jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri performing on the SCP Jazz series for the first time since 1998 with his famous Latin jazz septet, and young bassist Carlos Henriquez with his quintet on Friday January 16 at 8 p.m. Returning to Symphony Center for the first time since 2013, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves shares her Beautiful Life project with audiences on Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m.
January 8, 2015

CRISTINA ROCCA NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR ARTISTIC PLANNING AT THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHICAGO—Jeff Alexander, who officially assumes duties as President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association on January 12, 2015, announced today the appointment of Cristina Rocca to the position of Vice President for Artistic Planning, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Chair, effective March 16, 2015. Rocca replaces Martha S. Gilmer, who left the CSOA in September to become Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Symphony.
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.