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2014/15 Civic Orchestra Season


Stravinsky Petrushka

Monday, March 2, 2015

CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice Matthew Aucoin makes his debut with the Civic Orchestra. This program features Adès’ techno-like Asyla and Stravinsky’s Petrushka, one of the most entertaining pieces of 20th-century music.

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Ravel Daphnis et Chloé

Monday, April 20, 2015

CSO Principal Second Violin Baird Dodge joins the Civic Orchestra for a performance of James Matheson’s Violin Concerto, which received its world premiere by Dodge and the CSO in December 2011. Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot also leads Suite No. 2 from Ravel’s exciting and sensual “choreographic symphony,” Daphnis et Chloé.

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Civic Orchestra of Chicago at South Shore Cultural Center

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Join the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, guest conductor Julian Kuerti, and Chicago Symphony Chorus member Bill McMurray for a celebration of the American spirit featuring Dvořák’s beloved New World Symphony and popular favorites by Gershwin and Copland.

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Debussy La Mer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Join the Civic Orchestra and Cristian Macelaru for Debussy’s greatest orchestral masterpiece, La mer. In this vivid music, the French composer achieves one of the most perfect balances in all symphonic music between architectural mathematics and the shimmering use of symbolism and suggestion, deeply immersing the listener in a world of dreams and the unconscious.

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Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ludovic Morlot leads the Civic Orchestra’s final 2014/15 concerts in a program featuring Rachmaninov’s powerful and glittering Symphonic Dances, bringing the season to a fitting close.

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Civic Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago concludes its 2014/15 season with a special event in Orchestra Hall led by conductor Alastair Willis and featuring CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma.

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