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March 27, 2015

GUEST CONDUCTOR SEMYON BYCHKOV RETURNS FOR TWO WEEKS OF DIVERSE PROGRAMMING, APRIL 16-26

CHICAGO—Conductor Semyon Bychkov returns to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two subscription programs: one featuring Russian repertoire, the other devoted to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, from April 16 through April 26, 2015. Russian pianist Danill Trifonov, who returns for the first time since his CSO debut in 2012, joins Bychkov and the CSO for performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Bychkov’s most recent appearance with the CSO was in 2013 in a program featuring music by
March 26, 2015

Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester Return To Chicago With All-New Show—A Night In Berlin

CHICAGO—Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester return to Chicago for a Symphony Center Presents (SCP) special concert on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. Raabe and his vintage swing band mark their third Symphony Center appearance with this performance of their all-new show—A Night In Berlin. Led by founder and vocalist Max Raabe, the Berlin-based, 12-piece ensemble embodies the high style and musical glory of the 1920s and ‘30s, specifically the jazz, swing and cabaret hits of “Weimar Era” Germany.
March 26, 2015

Jazz Masters Chick Corea And Herbie Hancock Join Forces For First-Ever Performance Together On Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series

CHICAGO—The Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series welcomes pianists Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock for their first-ever appearance on the series together Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Widely recognized as groundbreaking bandleaders, composers and artistic innovators, the jazz masters are touring together for the first time since 1978.  Corea last appeared on the SCP Jazz series with the Chick Corea Trio in 2010, the same year of Hancock’s last SCP Jazz series appearance with his band.
March 26, 2015

Winners Of 2015 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions Announced

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announces that pianist Kimberly Han is the first-place winner of the 2015 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions. Han, 14, is an eighth-grader at Deer Path Middle School and studies with Brenda Huang. Her winning performance was of Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. As this year’s winner, Han will appear as a soloist in a Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert during the 2015/16 season.
March 24, 2015

FORMER PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR BERNARD HAITINK LEADS THE CSO IN MAHLER’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) former Principal Conductor, Bernard Haitink, returns this season to lead the Orchestra in four performances of Mahler’s enigmatic Symphony No. 7 on April 9, 10, 11 and 14. Haitink last appeared with the CSO in 2013 for performances featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.
March 23, 2015

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING VIOLINIST HILARY HAHN RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

CHICAGO—The Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Chamber Music series welcomes three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn back to Orchestra Hall Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. Hahn marks her third appearance on the series since 2009 with this recital program. Hahn’s 2013 release, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, recently won a Grammy® Award. Pianist Cory Smythe, who was her artistic collaborator for the acclaimed recording, joins her for the April 12 recital.
March 20, 2015

PIANO VIRTUOSO MITSUKO UCHIDA LEADS CSO FROM PIANO FOR MOZART AND SCHUMANN PROGRAM

CHICAGO—Renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) from the piano as soloist in two Mozart piano concertos—Nos. 6 and 26 (Coronation) in three concerts April 2, 3, and 4. The program also includes Schumann’s landmark song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben (A Woman’s Love and Life) with Uchida accompanying German soprano Dorothea Röschmann. Uchida has made regular appearances with the CSO as soloist and conductor since her CSO debut in 1986. This performance b
March 19, 2015

SARAH MCLACHLAN TO PERFORM WITH MEMBERS OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR 26TH ANNUAL CSO CORPORATE NIGHT BENEFIT, TUESDAY, JUNE 16

CHICAGO—The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) presents its 26th annual Corporate Night benefit concert on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Sarah McLachlan performing with members of the CSO, led by conductor Sean O'Loughlin. Corporate Night is chaired this year by CSO Trustee David P. Hackett, partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP.  A three-time Grammy Award-winner with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, Sarah McLachlan is one of today’s most celebra
March 17, 2015

GUEST CONDUCTOR EDO DE WAART LEADS CSO IN SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAMS AND NEW BEYOND THE SCORE® PRODUCTION FEATURING BRAHMS’S SYMPHONY NO. 3

CHICAGO—Guest conductor Edo de Waart leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in four concerts, March 26–29, 2015. Two regular subscription concerts on March 26 and 28 at 8 p.m. feature pianist Orion Weiss, making his CSO debut in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. The program also features the CSO’s first-ever performance of American composer Michael Ippolito’s Nocturne, which was composed in 2011, and concludes with Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. Weiss’s appearance is endowed in part by the Nuveen In
March 13, 2015

SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY CENTER ON APRIL 24 CANCELLED

CHICAGO—Due to funding concerns, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled its upcoming United States tour, including its scheduled concert in Chicago on April 24 at Symphony Center as part of the Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Orchestras series.