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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).
September 3, 2014

Jeff Alexander Named President of CSOA

Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced today the appointment of Jeff Alexander to the position of President of the CSOA, effective January 12, 2015.
September 2, 2014

MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER DURING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ON SEPTEMBER 28

CHICAGO—Perennial Symphony Center favorite Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán returns to Chicago for its annual performance, this year coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month activities. Their concert on Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m. marks the group’s eighth celebration of traditional Mexican music at Symphony Center. To add to the day’s festivities, a special preconcert performance featuring students from the Chicago Mariachi Project's Mariachi Academy will take place on the first floor of the Symp
August 7, 2014

The CSOA Announces Program Updates and Tickets On Sale for 2014/15 Season

CHICAGO—Since the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s (CSOA) announcement of its 2014/15 season earlier this year, a new concert has been added and many programs now have updated artist and repertoire information available.
July 31, 2014

Alert: CSO Leaders Comment on New Appointment by San Diego Symphony

The CSOA is pleased to offer these comments by Riccardo Muti, Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA): and Martha S. Gilmer, Vice President for Artistic Planning and Audience Development, The Richard and Mary L. Gray Chair, CSOA (find online at http://bit.ly/Gilmer2SDS)