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May 22

Marc-André Hamelin

SCP Piano

3:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016

"One-of-a-kind concert artist" (The Los Angeles Times) Marc-André Hamelin constantly breaks boundaries with his original interpretations of classic repertoire. Hamelin appears on the SCP Piano series in a program exemplifying his surreal technique and adventurous curiosity, featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Schubert and Hamelin himself.

Jun 5

David Fray

SCP Piano

3:00 PM Sunday, June 5, 2016

An artist who "walks the fine line between expression and intellect, emotion and technique perfectly" (Gesellschaft Freunde der Künste), David Fray closes the 2015/16 SCP Piano series. The award-winning French pianist has garnered worldwide attention for his fascinating performance style and unique interpretations. After his Chicago debut at Symphony Center in 2011, Fray was praised for being a "true individual" with "remarkable technique" (Chicago Sun- Times).



Jun 12

Yo-Yo Ma with Musicians from the CSO: A Distant Mirror

SCP Chamber

3:00 PM Sunday, June 12, 2016

One of the most venerated performing artists today, Yo-Yo Ma displays his peerless musicianship in a unique program. A Distant Mirror explores the musical worlds and contemporary resonances of the 16th and 17th centuries, including the impact of the period's most celebrated literary figures, Shakespeare and Cervantes.



Honoring the incomparable "Divine One," the stalwart Chicago Jazz Orchestra led by Jeff Lindberg brings a program of Sarah Vaughan's classic music to Symphony Center. Don't miss exquisite performances by Dee Alexander, Ann Hampton Callaway and René Marie, three outstanding vocalists who have been undeniably influenced by one of the most unforgettable voices in jazz. "Vaughan's operatic intonation and range coincided with an improvisatory brilliance and rhythmic drive that made the most casual performance an exercise in virtuosity" (The New York Times).

Revered jazz saxophonist and one of the genre’s most influential composers, Wayne Shorter can stop time with his improvisational genius and the sheer sound of his playing. The Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner brings his acclaimed quartet of all-stars to Symphony Center for what is sure to be "a magnificent and volatile performance that prizes the give and take of collective improvisation" (The New York Times).

Jun 10

Gregory Porter

SCP Jazz

8:00 PM Friday, June 10, 2016

With his soulful baritone, deft phrasing and charisma to burn, Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has quickly become an audience favorite by fusing pop, soul and gospel influences into a sound that is "strong and sometimes experimental, and mightily good" (The New York Times). Local rising star and recent Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition winner Marquis Hill fronts his elite post-bop BlackTet to open the evening's program.

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