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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

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