School Concerts

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Teachers and Administrators

To request tickets for all CSO Education Concerts, please download, print and mail, email or fax our 2015/16 Ticket Order Form.

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Designed for students grades K & up, School Concerts introduce students to the symphony orchestra and the magical world of music.

 
 
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Surprise Party
(recommended for grades K-3)
Nov
20
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program to include:

Haydn 
Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
Strauss 
Champagne Polka
Beethoven 
Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 4
 
**More information about repertoire to follow


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Alastair Willis
 conductor

 

What kind of birthday party do you throw for an orchestra? A musical one, of course! We are planning a surprise party for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 125th birthday, and you’re invited. Make sure you keep this big surprise a secret! This program is part of the CSO’s 125th Anniversary Season celebration, honoring the incredible musical legacy and future of our orchestra.

 
 
 


 
 
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (recommended for grades K-5)
Feb
10-11
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program to include:

Mendelssohn 
Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 and 61
 
**More information about repertoire to follow


Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater
 conductor
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 guest artists

 

Do dream influence reality? Felix Mendelssohn takes us into the magical woods where a group of fairies hilariously fumble in their attempts to manipulate the lives of ordinary people. This program celebrates the legacy of William Shakespeare whose comedic masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired brilliant music by Felix Mendelssohn.

 
 
 


 
 
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Romeo and Juliet
(recommended for grades 6-12)
Feb
12
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program to include:

Prokofiev 
Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky 
Romeo and Juliet Fantasty Overture
 
**More information about repertoire to follow


Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater
 conductor
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
 guest artists

 

Are the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers of Verona, a result of fate or of choices that they and their families have made? How do the choices you make impact your life? What is beyond your control? This program investigates the choices that composers have made in interpreting Shakespeare’s timeless play, where love, tradition and tragedy collide.

 
 
 


 
 
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Spanish Rhythm and Dance (recommended for grades K-3)
April
29
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program to include:

Bizet 
Les Toréadors from Carmen, Opus 71a
Gimenez 
Intermedio from El Baile de Luis Alonso
Rimsky-Korsakov 
Capriccio espagnol
 
**More information about repertoire to follow


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Scott Speck
 conductor
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
 guest artists

 

What celebration is complete without dancing? Infectious Spanish rhythms will make you tap your toes and clap your hands in this festive program featuring the magnificent dancers from Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2015/16 season. ¡Vamos a bailar! Let’s dance!