Symphony Center Presents

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“I am a human being first, a musician second, and cellist third.” – Pablo Casals About the Symphony Center Presents Yo-Yo Ma has described his concept of citizen musicianship in terms of three values: “As a musician, you are always working toward something larger than yourself.” Musicians balance in mind both the biggest conceivable picture of the world and the most minute sensitivity to their present position in it. Musicians strive to communicate. Whether as performers, composers or teachers, their work can’t be done alone, and isn’t done until their music lives in someone else. The Symphony Center Presents explores these values through new work undertaken by musicians and staff of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as by partners in this initiative, whether they are right here in Chicago or from all over the world. To learn more, please visit citizenmusician.org. Symphony Center Presents Launched by Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, the Symphony Center Presents encourages musicians of all skill levels—as well as music lovers, educators, and music and educational organizations—to approach their work with an ever-renewed awareness of the impact it has on the world around them. Learn More > CHILDREN & FAMILIES The tradition of concert going begins with families. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers delightful programming for the whole family. Learn More > SCHOOLS & TEACHERS The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of opportunities, including concerts and programs at Symphony Center and in schools that introduce students and teachers to the world of live symphonic music and create connections to the musicians of the orchestra. Learn More > YOUNG MUSICIANS The Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers intensive training programs, competitions, and access to the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in order to support young musicians in their pursuit of musical excellence. Learn More > CIVIC ORCHESTRA The talented musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago train with members of the renowned CSO to develop the skills necessary for a career with a professional orchestra. Learn More > COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The CSO nurtures partnerships in community locations throughout Chicagoland in order to more deeply engage with the people of the city. Learn More > RESOURCES Discover some of the additional ways to connect to and advocate for music. Learn More >

 

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The biggest names in classical music are coming to Symphony Center—and you’re invited! Hear an intimate chamber recital with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; experience the incredible artistry and astounding technique of pianist Evgeny Kissin; listen to the complete Brahms piano quartets played by an all-star ensemble including Leif Ove Andsnes and Christian Tetzlaff; or witness the power of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra led by legendary conductor Zubin Mehta.

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15/16 SCP concerts

SCP ORCHESTRA
 

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  Nov 15, 7:00 p.m.   

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Montreal Symphony Orchestra   Mar 18, 8:00 p.m.   

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra   Apr 17, 3:00 p.m.   


SCP PIANO

 

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Maurizio Pollini   Oct 4, 3:00 p.m.   

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Sir András Schiff: Last Sonatas Part 2   Nov 1, 3:00 p.m.   

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Evgeny Kissin   Nov 15, 2:00 p.m.   

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Menahem Pressler   Jan 24, 3:00 p.m.   

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Sir András Schiff: Last Sonatas Part 3   Feb 14, 3:00 p.m.   

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Lise de la Salle   Mar 6, 3:00 p.m.   

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Richard Goode   Apr 3, 3:00 p.m.   

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Yefim Bronfman   May 1, 3:00 p.m.   

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Marc-André Hamelin   May 22, 3:00 p.m.   

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David Fray   Jun 5, 3:00 p.m.   


SCP CHAMBER

 

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Joshua Bell   Oct 30, 8:00 p.m.   

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Mitsuko Uchida with Musicians from the CSO   Feb 28, 3:00 p.m.   

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The Complete Brahms Piano Quartets   Apr 10, 3:00 p.m.   

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Yo-Yo Ma with Musicians from the CSO: A Distant Mirror   Jun 12, 3:00 p.m.   


SCP JAZZ

 

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman   Oct 16, 8:00 p.m.   

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Chucho Valdes: Irakere 40   Nov 6, 8:00 p.m.   

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McCoy Tyner: Echoes with a Friend   Dec 4, 8:00 p.m.   

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis   Jan 22, 8:00 p.m.   

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Christian McBride Trio with special guests Gary Burton, Tia Fuller, and Sean Jones: A Mack Avenue Super Band   Feb 19, 8:00 p.m.   

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Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed / Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls   Feb 26, 8:00 p.m.   

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Brad Mehldau Trio   Apr 22, 8:00 p.m.   

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A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan featuring The Chicago Jazz Orchestra   May 20, 8:00 p.m.   

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Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade   May 27, 8:00 p.m.   

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Gregory Porter   Jun 10, 8:00 p.m.   


SCP SPECIALS

 

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National Brass Ensemble   Sep 20, 3:00 p.m.   

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Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán   Oct 11, 3:00 p.m.   

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Vienna Boys Choir   Nov 28, 3:00 p.m.   

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A Chanticleer Christmas   Dec 1, 7:30 p.m.   

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A Chanticleer Christmas   Dec 2, 7:30 p.m.   

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Home Alone—Film with Live Orchestra   Dec 11, 7:00 p.m.   

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Home Alone—Film with Live Orchestra   Dec 12, 3:00 p.m.   

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Home Alone—Film with Live Orchestra   Dec 13, 3:00 p.m.   

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass   Dec 16, 8:00 p.m.   

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Jazz for Young People®: Who is Duke Ellington?   Jan 23, 1:00 p.m.   

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Battle Royale: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with Wynton Marsalis
AND THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
   Jan 23, 8:00 p.m.   

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Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion   Mar 20, 3:00 p.m.   

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The Tallis Scholars   Apr 5, 7:30 p.m.   

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