R I CCARDO MUT I
Music Director
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Welcome
Yule!
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
WITH THE CSO!
DECEMBER 14–23
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Duain Wolfe
creative director and conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Welcome Yule! Children’s Ensemble
Welcome Yule! Dance Ensemble
“A must-see holiday spectacle.”
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“For a zesty evening of high-spirited Christmas
music, Orchestra Hall is the place to be.”
CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW
SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS
JAZZ
20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Artists will be announced in April 2013. Stay tuned!
P
erfect for children ages 5-9!
3 SATURDAYS AT 11:00
A
OR 12:45
B
Introduce the child in your life to classical music with fun, family-friendly programs
featuring the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each concert stimulates
your child’s imagination while immersing them in a world of vibrant orchestral sounds
and colors.
Extend the fun with FREE preconcert adventures in the Rotunda, featuring activities
with partner organizations, colorful and engaging exhibits and interactive musical
experiences.
PERFECT FOR AGES 3–5!
Start your child’s engaging journey into the world of music with Once Upon a Symphony.
Be transported by musical performances by small ensembles of CSO musicians with
vivid storytelling, sets, costumes and images created by Chicago Children’s Theatre.
6 SATURDAYS AT 10:OO AND 11:45 – BUNTROCK HALL
OCT. 19
NOV. 2
NOV. 23
MAR. 22
MAR. 29
APR. 26
NOVEMBER 16
MOTHER GOOSE & MORE
Members of the
 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Alastair Willis
conductor
Program to include:
Ravel
Mother Goose
Suite
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 music can
create and stir memories.
FEBRUARY 8
ALIEN INVASION:
ORCHESTRA FROM PLANET X
Members of the
 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Magic Circle Mime Company
guest artists
Program to include:
Copland
“Hoe-Down” from
Rodeo
Joplin
The Entertainer
(arr. Gunther Schuller)
Anderson
The Typewriter Song
Williams
The Flying Theme from
E.T.
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.
MAY 10
ADVENTURES WITH ALADDIN
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater
conductor
Program to include:
Rimsky-Korsakov
Sheherazade
Beautiful princesses, wicked kings and magical
genies—encounter these and more as the
CSO takes you on an adventurous musical
voyage through the captivating storytelling of
Sheherezade. Featuring Rimsky-Korsokov’s
dazzling music inspired by
Arabian Nights
,
this concert will whisk you away to the far-off
settings of these enchanting Middle-Eastern
tales.
CSO
MATINEES
FAMILY
Presented in collaboration with
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