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September 29, 2014

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR RICCARDO MUTI LEADS HIS FIFTH TOUR TO EUROPE WITH THE ORCHESTRA IN FALL 2014

CHICAGO—From October 20 to November 2, 2014, the CSO will undertake its fifth tour to Europe with Music Director Riccardo Muti. This is the 32nd European tour and the 58th international tour in the Orchestra’s history. The Fall 2014 tour includes the Orchestra’s debut in Poland with a concert in Warsaw, a concert in Luxembourg, a debut in Geneva, two concerts in Paris and a week-long residency in Vienna with four performances at the Musikverein, two of which are of Verdi’s Requiem. Also in Vienn
September 23, 2014

GRAMMY-WINNING DRUMMER AND COMPOSER 

CHICAGO—Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer Stewart Copeland joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Richard Kaufman in the Chicago premiere performance of Copeland’s original soundtrack for MGM’s legendary 1925 silent film ¬Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Copeland, who is best known as the drummer for the iconic ‘80s rock band The Police, accompanies the CSO from the drum set with a full complement of auxiliary percussion instruments inclu
September 22, 2014

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RELEASES FOURTH RECORDING BY RICCARDO MUTI AND THE CSO ON ITS CSO RESOUND LABEL: PROKOFIEV: SUITE FROM ROMEO AND JULIET

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) fourth CSO Resound recording with Music Director Riccardo Muti, Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet, will be released internationally on Tuesday, September 23, the same date that iTunes will begin its exclusive pre-order in the U.S.  While scheduled to be released for sale via retail and download outlets in the U.S. on October 14, the CD will be available exclusively in the CSO’s Symphony Store, at 220 S. Michigan Ave., at the CSO’s Symphony Cent
September 19, 2014

RANDY AND MELVIN BERLIN MAKE $2 MILLION PLEDGE TO CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

CHICAGO—Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced today that CSOA Trustee Randy Berlin and her husband, Melvin, have pledged $2 million to the CSOA to create the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon. This gift provides support for artistic excellence in the programming of core orchestral repertoire by German and Austro-Hungarian composers—such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann—for the Chic
September 16, 2014

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO 2014/2015 CONCERT PROGRAM LISTINGS

All 2014/15 Civic Orchestra of Chicago concerts at Symphony Center—except for the Hallowed Haunts family concert—are free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission, and there is a nonrefundable $2 per ticket service fee for all concerts. There is a maximum of six tickets allowed per concert, per household.   
September 16, 2014

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR 2014/15 SEASON PERFORMANCES

CHICAGO—The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s prestigious training ensemble for emerging professional musicians and the only one of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra, has announced details for it 2014/15 season performances.
September 10, 2014

RICCARDO MUTI BEGINS FIFTH SEASON AS CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR

CHICAGO—Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in September for the start of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 concert season—his fifth season as music director. Muti’s three-week residency begins with performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago.
September 8, 2014

October 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of September 8, 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.
September 8, 2014

December 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of September 8, 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.
September 5, 2014

MusicNOW SERIES LAUNCHES 2014/15 SEASON SEPTEMBER 29

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) acclaimed MusicNOW series—dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience—opens its 2014/15 season on Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago).