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A MAGNETIC EVENING WITH FLAMENCO ROYALTY
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 8:00
Transport yourself to a sultry night in Spain with passionate flamenco singer Estrella Morente.
Singing everything from sensual tangos to glittering tarantas, the renowned diva will take your
breath away with her emotional vocals and captivating presence.
“She was as lovely to watch as to listen to as she sang and danced,
her voice undulating with the ripples of her dress.”
THE CHIEFTAINS with Paddy Moloney and Special Guests
THE IRISH LEGENDS ARE BACK!
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 8:00
The Chieftains and bagpiper/bandleader Paddy Moloney return to Symphony Center
for another rollicking evening of good, old fashioned “craic.” Witness the wonderful
storytelling and inspiring music making that make the Chieftains one of the most powerful
and entertaining Irish bands of all time.
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
PASSION AND POWER
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30
A whirlwind of bright colors and uplifting voices, South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir takes
the stage with a moving and joyful performance of spirituals, gospel tunes and pop hits. Their
passion and power will take your senses by storm.
“A cornucopia of remarkable voices.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
ZAKIR HUSSAIN and the MASTERS OF PERCUSSION
“A MUSICAL JOURNEY THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.”
—Chicago Stage Review
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 8:00
Immerse yourself in the stories and sounds of India with virtuosic
player Zakir Hussain
and his group of master percussionists. Be there for what audience members have called a divine
musical experience that is not to be missed.
“Zakir Hussain is a fearsome technician but also a whimsical inventor,
devoted to exuberant play.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS
VOCAL HOLIDAY CHEER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7:30 / THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 7:30
FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / 126 E. CHESTNUT STREET
Since Chanticleer first performed on our
Symphony Center Presents
series in 1995, the choir
of male voices has become a hallmark of the holiday season. Be entranced by this Grammy®
ensemble as they perform traditional carols, revered sacred works and
delightful holiday favorites at the breathtaking and intimate Fourth Presbyterian Church.
“Chanticleer, an ensemble notable both for its unity and for its
distinctly individual voices, sings beautifully and is always a pleasure
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT SYMPHONY CENTER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 3:00
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1:30 & 5:30
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 7:00
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 3:00
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1:30 & 5:30
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 3:00
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
creative director and conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Welcome Yule! Children’s Ensemble
Welcome Yule! Dance Ensemble
Whether you’re young or old, naughty or nice,
is just the ticket for heartwarming
holiday cheer. The merry musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus promise
a delightful program of new arrangements, cherished carols and some musical surprises. Join the
fun with sing-alongs and rollicking traditional tunes, including “Christmas in Chicago.”
Due to the length and content of the program, this concert is recommended
for ages 5 and up; infants will not be admitted.
THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS
BRILLIANT BRASS. RESOUNDING JOY.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 3:00
The incomparable CSO Brass possess an impressive combination of power, versatility and
delicacy. The acclaimed recording of their 2010 program, released on CSO Resound,
was praised for its “consummate musicianship, revelatory sound and well-chosen music,
. Witness our world-famous brass choir in a program
of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged for brass ensemble.
This concert is presented in collaboration with the Midwest Clinic,
an international band and orchestra conference.
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