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Alien Invasion: Orchestra from Planet X

12:45 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2014

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.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Each performance is preceded by a series of educational preconcert activities, including performances by students from local community music schools, composition and conducting activities led by musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and an Instrument Petting Zoo, and more. We invite you to arrive at Symphony Center one hour before each performance for these activities.


  • 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

Additional Dates for this Performance


This performance is part of the:

Family B Series >


All 2014/15 Single Tickets and CYO Packages will be on sale August 8, 2014.

Performances ON SALE NOW:
Sep 20 - Symphony Ball
Sep 28 - Mariachi Vargas
Oct 14 - Ben-Hur
Oct 17 - Thile/Meyer
Oct 19 - Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette
Oct 25 - Hallowed Haunts
Oct 31 - Dr. Caligari
Nov 2 - China NCPA
Nov 29 - Vienna Boys Choir
Nov 29&30 - Pixar in Concert
Dec 2&3 - Chanticleer
Dec 7 - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Dec 13-23 - Welcome Yule
Dec 18 - CSO Brass

Current subscribers please call 312-294-3000 to purchase add-on single tickets by phone at discounted subscriber rates.