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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.
May 11, 2015

REPLACEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CSO’S UPCOMING PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

CHICAGO—Mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt makes her United States debut singing the role of Mélisande in the CSO’s upcoming performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande on May 14, 16 and 19, 2015. She replaces Christine Rice, who has been forced to withdraw from her appearances with regret due to a throat infection.
May 8, 2015

CSO AT THE MOVIES 2014/15 SERIES CONCLUDES WITH SILENT FILM CLASSIC METROPOLIS

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 CSO at the Movies series concludes with a screening of Fritz Lang’s silent film Metropolis on Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), led by conductor Cristian Măcelaru, will accompany Giorgio Moroder’s abridged version of the film with a live performance of a score compiled by John Goberman and that includes music by Schoenberg, Grieg and Bartók.
May 1, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SPRING 2015 CONCERTS IN CHICAGO’S WESTERN SUBURBS

CHICAGO—After two highly successful sets of concerts at The Morton Arboretum in 2013 and 2014, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and The Morton Arboretum continue their partnership when the CSO returns to Lisle in 2015 for three performances, on June 25, 26 and 27, 2015. Guest conductors James Feddeck (June 26 and 27) and Richard Kaufman (June 25) lead the CSO in familiar classical works and well-known film scores.
April 24, 2015

TRUMPETER IBRAHIM MAALOUF AND HIS QUINTET MAKE SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES DEBUT IN KALTHOUM WITH SPECIAL GUEST JACKY TERRASSON

CHICAGO—Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf and his quintet make their Symphony Center Presents Jazz series debut with special guest Jacky Terrasson in a program titled Kalthoum on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc opens the concert with a solo set. The program, which takes place during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s French Reveries and Passions festival (May 3-24), shares a glimpse into the creative sound world of several jazz artists who are at the forefront of the French jazz scene.