Jan 20

CSO On Tour: Milan

Tour Events

8:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Catalani Contemplazione
R. Strauss Don Juan
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Jan 21

CSO On Tour: Milan

Tour Events

8:00 PM Saturday, January 21, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Hindemith Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Elgar In the South (Alassio)
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition

Jan 21

The Cleveland Orchestra

SCP Orchestra

8:00 PM Saturday, January 21, 2017

Franz Welser-Möst brings the Cleveland Orchestra’s trademark power and richness to Orchestra Hall. Beethoven’s light and humorous Eighth Symphony and Sibelius’ romantic Second Symphony will showcase the orchestra’s lush sound. “The Clevelanders absolutely nailed it…ensemble playing was perfectly judged. The sheer musicality of the players’ work was a wonder” (Musical America).

PROGRAM

Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Jan 22

Civic Orchestra Community Concert

Civic Orchestra

3:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago returns to the historic South Shore Cultural Center for its tenth consecutive season. Rossen Milanov, who serves as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, leads the Civic in a program that includes Debussy’s programmatic masterpiece La mer and Bartók’s dynamic Concerto for Orchestra.

This performance is free and no tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Program

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Debussy La mer
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Jan 23

CSO On Tour: Vienna

Tour Events

7:30 PM Monday, January 23, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Hindemith Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Elgar In the South (Alassio)
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition

Jan 23

Civic Orchestra: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Civic Orchestra

8:00 PM Monday, January 23, 2017

Rossen Milanov, who serves as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, returns to Symphony Center to lead the Civic in a program that includes Debussy’s programmatic masterpiece La Mer, and Bartók’s dynamic Concerto for Orchestra.

Program

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Debussy La mer
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Jan 24

CSO On Tour: Vienna

Tour Events

7:30 PM Tuesday, January 24, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Catalani Contemplazione
R. Strauss Don Juan
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Jan 25

CSO On Tour: Baden Baden

Tour Events

7:00 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Hindemith Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Elgar In the South (Alassio)
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition

Jan 27

CSO On Tour: Frankfurt

Tour Events

8:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2017

As part of the 2016/17 season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will travel to Europe for an 11-concert tour Jan. 13-27. The trip, which marks the sixth European sojourn under Muti, will be the CSO’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international excursion in its history.

Program

Catalani Contemplazione
R. Strauss Don Juan
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Jan 27

Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling

SCP Jazz

8:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2017

Acclaimed saxophonist Branford Marsalis comes from one of the world’s most distinguished musical families. His world-class quartet, known for its innovative spirit and “knockout punch brand of blowtorch Coltrane intensity” (San Jose Mercury News), joins forces with Kurt Elling, “the standout male vocalist of our time” (The New York Times). Don’t miss this unprecedented collaboration of outstanding talent and versatility that promises to be anything but standard.

$65 Stage Seats are now on sale! Please call 312-294-3000 to order.

Note: Due to speaker placement for this event, patrons in the Terrace will not experience the same high quality of sound as in other areas of Orchestra Hall.

Performers

Jan 28

Paragon Sight & Sound Fine Audio Show

Rental Event

10:00 AM Saturday, January 28, 2017

You are invited to audition the finest audio equipment in the world. Experience dramatic audio presentations of favorite recordings in private Symphony Center rooms. Prominent manufacturers include Wilson Audio, Dan D’Agostino Master Systems, Transparent Audio, Doshi Audio, and others. Featured manufacturer’s products available for purchase or order at the show. Custom finishes or performance options offered on select models.

Registered guests will be entered to win special audio products. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday 1/28: 10:00 – 7:00
Sunday 1/29: 11:00 – 5:00

For more information call 734-662-3595 or go to www.paragonsns.com

To RSVP info@paragonsns.com, or call 734-662-3595

Jan 29

Paragon Sight & Sound Fine Audio Show

Rental Event

11:00 AM Sunday, January 29, 2017

You are invited to audition the finest audio equipment in the world. Experience dramatic audio presentations of favorite recordings in private Symphony Center rooms. Prominent manufacturers include Wilson Audio, Dan D’Agostino Master Systems, Transparent Audio, Doshi Audio, and others. Featured manufacturer’s products available for purchase or order at the show. Custom finishes or performance options offered on select models.

Registered guests will be entered to win special audio products. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday 1/28: 10:00 – 7:00
Sunday 1/29: 11:00 – 5:00

For more information call 734-662-3595 or go to www.paragonsns.com

To RSVP info@paragonsns.com, or call 734-662-3595

Jan 29

Chinese New Year Celebration: Butterfly Lovers Concerto

SCP Specials

3:00 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a concert showcasing the rich history of Chinese music, from the traditional to the contemporary. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago perform the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, which blends Eastern and Western musical techniques and tells the tender story of two ill-fated lovers who triumphantly turn into butterflies and fly away together. The concert will also feature China's Shaanxi Province Song and Dance Theatre National Orchestra performing on traditional instruments.

There will be a preconcert performance in Buntrock Hall from 1:45-2:30 p.m. The program will feature traditional vocal and instrumental works performed by soloists and ensembles from Dong Fang Performing Arts (www.dongfangarts.org) and Yellow River Performing Arts (www.YellowRiverPerformingArts.com). The program is free to all ticketholders.

Program

Program to include:
Chen & He The Butterfly Lovers

Performers

Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Francesco Lecce-Chong conductor
Robert Chen violin
Shaanxi Province Song and Dance Theatre National Orchestra

Feb 1

Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer

SCP Chamber

8:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In 1997, Gidon Kremer introduced the Kremerata Baltica, an energetic chamber orchestra made up of talented young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The renowned violinist and his ensemble celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group's inception and Kremer's 70th birthday with an exciting collection of dynamic repertoire.

PROGRAM

Pärt Fratres
Weinberg Chamber Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky, arr. Desyatnikov Sérénade mélancolique
Mussorgsky, arr. Pushkarev and Cohen Pictures from an Exhibition
Silvestrov Serenade

PERFORMERS

Feb 2

Roosevelt University’s CCPA Symphony Orchestra

Rental Event

8:00 PM Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert under the direction of CCPA Orchestra Director Emanuele Andrizzi. This performance will also feature 2016 CCPA Student Solo Competition Winner Artem Kolesov in Brahms’ Violin Concerto. For more information about the CCPA Music Conservatory, visit roosevelt.edu/ccpa.

Admission is free. No tickets are required.

Program

Dvořák Carnival Overture
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major
Elgar Enigma Variations

Performers

CCPA Symphony Orchestra
Emanuele Andrizzi conductor
Artem Kolesov violin

Feb 3

Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty & Britten’s Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

8:00 PM Friday, February 3, 2017

Bramwell Tovey, “one of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world” (MusicalAmerica.com), makes his CSO subscription series debut with a program featuring Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, the composer’s famous theme and variations that spotlight each section of the ensemble. Tchaikovsky’s music from Act 2 of Sleeping Beauty contains one of his most beloved waltzes.

Note for the Newcomer: Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra serves as a playful introduction to a typical orchestra's lineup, with a main theme passed between each main instrument "family": woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion. It was also featured prominently in Wes Anderson's 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom.

Program

Walton Orb and Sceptre, Coronation March
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Act 2 from Sleeping Beauty

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