Press Releases

 
April 17, 2014

BERNARD LABADIE RETURNS TO CSO PODIUM

CHICAGO—Conductor Bernard Labadie, a renowned Baroque and Classical specialist and Music Director of both Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec, leads the CSO in a program of Classical-era works that includes two pieces never before performed by the CSO: Joseph Martin Kraus’s Sinfonia in E Minor and Henri-Joseph Rigel’s Symphony No. 4. Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin returns to the CSO for the first time since his 2012 debut for a performance of Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11—perhaps
April 15, 2014

2014/15 SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES ANNOUNCED

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is pleased to announce the 2014/15 season programming for its acclaimed Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series. The schedule features 10 concerts that showcase jazz masters, rising jazz all-stars and the newest SCP Jazz series commission, the third commission for the series since 2013. Non-subscription jazz concerts for the 2014/15 season have also been added.
April 14, 2014

WINNERS OF 2014 CRAIN-MALING FOUNDATION

 
April 10, 2014

MELISSA ETHERIDGE TO PERFORM WITH MEMBERS OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

CHICAGO—The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) will celebrate its 25th annual Corporate Night on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Melissa Etheridge performing with members of the CSO, led by conductor Sean O'Loughlin. Over the course of more than two decades as a performer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge has earned her post as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most respected artists with numerous hits, such as "I'm the Only One," "Come to My Window" and "I Want to
April 8, 2014

SIR MARK ELDER RETURNS TO CSO PODIUM TO CONDUCT FOUR CONCERTS

CHICAGO—Sir Mark Elder returns to the CSO this season to lead a program that includes two concerts featuring pianist Richard Goode as soloist, on Thursday and Saturday, April 24 and 26, and two Beyond the Score® performances of Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2, on Friday and Sunday, April 25 and 27.
April 2, 2014

DRUMMER/PRODUCER TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S MOSAIC PROJECT COMES TO SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO—Drummer and Producer Terri Lyne Carrington assembles an all-star jazz ensemble for a Symphony Center Presents Jazz series concert on Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. to deliver a live set inspired by her 2012 Grammy Award-winning recording The Mosaic Project.  Since leading house bands for the Arsenio Hall Show in the 1980s, Carrington has consistently collaborated with music greats. Her Mosaic Project is a celebration of female artists featuring a multigenerational cross-section of some of the m
April 2, 2014

CSO’S BEYOND THE SCORE® PERFORMANCE OF SCHOENBERG’S EXTRAORDINARY PIERROT LUNAIRE RELEASED ONLINE

CHICAGO—Modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg’s landmark work, Pierrot lunaire, was recently the focus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s award-winning Beyond the Score® series. That performance has been added to a selection of other Beyond the Score® presentations which can be streamed at no cost at the CSO’s online magazine, Sounds & Stories (www.cso.org/sas).
March 31, 2014

LEONARD SLATKIN CONDUCTS CSO IN PROGRAM OF AMERICAN WORKS

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs four concerts in April with guest conductor Leonard Slatkin and violin soloist Anne Akiko Meyers, in her CSO debut, on Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m., on Friday, April 18,  at 1:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Slatkin returns to the CSO for the first time since 2011 to conduct a program of American works, including the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; Sympho
March 28, 2014

COMPOSER/CONDUCTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN RETURNS TO CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO CONDUCT TWO WEEKS OF CONCERTS

 CHICAGO—Renowned composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two weeks of programs from April 3-13, 2014. Salonen was recently named the recipient of the prestigious Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition by the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. The biennial award, announced March 10, 2014, honors contemporary composers of outstanding achievement who have significantly influenced the field of
March 27, 2014

NEW FILMS ANNOUNCED FOR CSO AT THE MOVIES SERIES