Very Special Promenades

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Designed for students grades K-3 and students of all ages with special needs, Very Special Promenades concerts introduce students to the symphony orchestra and the magical world of music.

Very Special Promenades
 
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Mother Goose and More
Nov
15
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program

Tchaikovsky 
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Mussorgsky 
Tuileries from Pictures from an Exhibition
McBurney 
Nursery Rhymes
Ravel 
Selections from Mother Goose Suite
Prokofiev 
Midnight from Cinderella
Humperdinck 
Selections from Hansel and Gretel


Performers

Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Alastair Willis
 conductor
Stacy Eckert
 mezzo soprano
Projection design by Chicago Children's Theatre

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra bring classic children’s stories and songs to life in this program, including scenes from Ravel’s picturesque Mother Goose Suite, exciting folk songs and soothing lullabies. Discover how stories and artists inspire one another and experience the way that music can create and stir memories.

 
 


Very Special Promenades
 
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Alien Invasion: Orchestra from Planet X
Feb
7
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program

Miller 
Overture to Planet X
Gillis 
Symphony X, (Big D)
Copland 
Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring
Copland 
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo
Gottschalk 
Symphony No. 1
Gould 
American Symphonette No. 2
Anderson 
The Typewriter Song
Williams 
Flying Theme from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial


Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru
 conductor
Magic Circle Mime Company
 guest artists

 

Aliens have invaded Orchestra Hall! What happens when two extraterrestrials stumble into a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert? Find out during this sci-fi thriller featuring well-known masterworks and out-of-this-world surprises!

 
 


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Adventures with Aladdin
May
9
  • 10:15 AM & 12:00 PM
 

Program

Khachaturian 
Lezghinka from Gayane
Rimsky-Korsakov 
Selections from Sheherazade, Op. 35
Grofé 
On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite
Rossini 
Overture to William Tell
Sibelius 
Allegro molto – Misterioso from Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Mussorgsky 
A Night on Bald Mountain
Stravinsky 
Selections from The Firebird
Tchaikovsky 
Coronation March


Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Edwin Outwater
 conductor
Lookingglass Theatre Company
 guest artists

Beautiful princesses, wicked kings and magical genies—encounter these and more as the CSO and Lookingglass Theatre Company take you on an adventurous musical voyage through the captivating storytelling of Sheherazade. Featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling music inspired by Arabian Nights, this concert will whisk you away to the far-off settings of these enchanting Middle Eastern tales.

The CSO thanks John Hart and Carol Prins for their support of our family concerts.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

 
 
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