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March 5, 2015

CELEBRATED JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMERS RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER IN KODO ONE EARTH TOUR

CHICAGO—Symphony Center Presents welcomes Kodo, the celebrated Japanese Taiko percussion troupe, for a one-night-only performance on Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. This marks Kodo’s fifth Symphony Center appearance since 2005 and a stop on their current Kodo One Earth: Mystery tour. Led by internationally-acclaimed artistic director Tamasaburo Bando, Kodo’s new production is inspired by Japanese folklore and invites the audience to enter a realm of darkness and light.
March 4, 2015

April 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of March 4, 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.
March 4, 2015

June 2015 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of March 4, 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.
March 2, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 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.
February 27, 2015

CELLIST YO-YO MA AND HIS GROUNDBREAKING CROSS-CULTURAL SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE RETURN TO SYMPHONY CENTER FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

CHICAGO—Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his groundbreaking group, the Silk Road Ensemble, reunite for a 15th anniversary concert at Symphony Center on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. Hailed by the Seattle Times for “its wonderful juxtaposition of cultures, instruments, ancient works and new compositions,” Ma and the 15 musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble perform a program of both foreign and familiar with traditional selections and contemporary pieces by members of the group. This concert marks the se
February 27, 2015

A CELEBRATION OF ANDREW PATNER’S LIFE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18 AT SYMPHONY CENTER

A public celebration of the life of Chicago journalist Andrew Patner will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m., in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
February 25, 2015

VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM PERFORMS J.S. BACH’S COMPLETE SONATAS AND PARTITAS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO —The 2014/15 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Chamber Music series continues with violinist Gil Shaham performing the six Violin Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Shaham plays the extraordinary works for solo violin in a world premiere presentation that features large-scale video imagery created by acclaimed artist David Michalek.  The concert marks Shaham’s first chamber music recital appearance at Symphony Center since 2006 when he performed as part of a trio
February 25, 2015

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES PIERRE BOULEZ’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the 90th birthday of its Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez this month with several concerts that pay tribute to his life and work as a composer, conductor and mentor. The revolutionary and visionary musician turns 90 on March 26, 2015.
February 20, 2015

GUEST CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOIT RETURNS TO CSO FOR TWO WEEKS OF FRENCH PROGRAMS, MARCH 12–21

CHICAGO—Charles Dutoit returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two weeks of programs with French repertoire. Both programs are part of the CSO’s season-long spotlight on French music from Berlioz to Boulez, which culminates in May with a three-week festival that emphasizes 20th-century French operatic and theatrical works.
February 20, 2015

LEGENDARY NEW ORLEANS PIANIST HENRY BUTLER AND TRUMPETER STEVEN BERNSTEIN MAKE SYMPHONY CENTER DEBUT WITH BUTLER, BERNSTEIN & THE HOT 9

CHICAGO–The Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series welcomes the legendary New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, trumpeter Steven Bernstein and their band, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 on Friday February 27 at 8 p.m.  Chicago’s own Dee Alexander also makes her SCP Jazz series debut in this performance. For this concert, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 add to the rich musical connections between Chicago and New Orleans–a history that began in the early 1900’s with legendary Chicago recording sessio