Join us for these special events at Symphony Center and beyond that celebrate the spirit of the CSO’s
Citizen Musician initiative, with a goal of sustaining and expanding the role of music in civic and
cultural life by creating and enhancing communities through music.
Free events do not count towards CYO benefits.
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Founded in 1919 by the CSO’s second music
director, Frederick Stock, the Civic Orchestra
of Chicago is the only pre-professional training
orchestra of its kind affiliated with a major
American orchestra. Each season, the Civic
Orchestra performs FREE concerts at Symphony
Center under the leadership of world-renowned
conductors, including Principal Conductor Cliff
Monday, October 7, 8:00
Monday, November 18, 8:00
Tuesday, January 21, 8:00
Monday, February 17, 8:00
Monday, April 7, 8:00
Monday, May 19, 8:00
Wednesday, June 4, 8:00
Program details to be announced. Visit cso.org/civic for updates.
While free, tickets are required for Civic concerts at Symphony
Center. Call 312-294-3000 to reserve tickets after August 1. There
is a non-refundable $2 service fee per ticket. There is a preconcert
conversation in Grainger Ballroom 90 minutes prior to each
Civic Orchestra at
South Shore Cultural Center
Sunday, March 16, 3:00
Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the full
Civic Orchestra in concert at the beautiful South
Shore Cultural Center in an afternoon of exciting
music! Tickets are not required.
In the Park with Civic
Join members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago
for a series of FREE and interactive chamber
concerts in Chicago Park District sites in your
neighborhood, including Gage Park, the National
Museum of Mexican Art and North Park Village
Nature Center. Visit cso.org/musicorps for the
most up-to-date locations, dates and times.
Recommended for children ages 5 and up.
Tickets are not required.
Wednesday, September 18, 7:00
Morton East High School
2423 S. Austin Street, Cicero
Free Community Concert
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Barbara Frittoli soprano (Leonora)
Luca Dall’Amico bass (Padre Guardiano)
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director
Symphony No. 2
Pace, pace, mio Dio! from
La forza del destino
Act 2 Finale from La forza del destino
Va, pensiero from Nabucco
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is proud to
partner with Morton East High School to host
the 2013 Community Concert. This season’s
Community Concert is a special chance for Cicero
and Chicagoland communities to join together to
enjoy the “world’s best, Chicago’s own,” Chicago
Symphony Orchestra! Maestro Muti, CSO Music
Director, will lead the CSO and members of a
community chorus made up of members of the
Chorus, Morton East Choir and various other choirs
from across Chicagoland.
Seating is general admission and tickets are required.
music for life’s sake