8:00 PM Monday, October 12, 2015
Conductor Semyon Bychkov opens the Civic Orchestra’s 2015/16 season with a program of splendid works by Tchaikovsky. The lively and celebratory Third Symphony is paired with Francesca da Rimini, a whirling symphonic fantasy about two lovers whose tragic tale was immortalized in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 (Polish)Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Semyon Bychkov conductor
8:00 PM Monday, November 16, 2015
Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot conducts a rousing evening that pairs Beethoven's rhythmic Seventh Symphony with the symphonic suite from Prokofiev's satirical opera, which premiered with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Prokofiev, about a prince cursed to fall in love with three large oranges.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7Prokofiev Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
Cliff Colnot conductor
8:00 PM Monday, February 29, 2016
Ignoring the public's expectations of a triumphant ode to Soviet victory, Shostakovich instead composed a surprisingly playful and witty piece that made no political statement at all. Experience Shostakovich's jaunty Ninth Symphony under the baton of Cliff Colnot in his final concert on the podium as Principal Conductor of the Civic Orchestra. Also on the program is EOS (Goddess of Dawn), written by former CSO Composer-in-Residence Augusta Read-Thomas in honor of Pierre Boulez.
Thomas EOS (Goddess of Dawn) a Ballet for OrchestraShostakovich Symphony No. 9
8:00 PM Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Join the Civic Orchestra and conductor Cristian Măcelaru for Brahms' dazzling Symphony No. 4. The composer's final completed symphony is an expressive, churning, yet entirely refined work that demonstrates his complete mastery of the form.
Program to include:Brahms Symphony No. 4
Cristian Măcelaru conductor
7:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016
This event is free but tickets are required.
Verdi The Four Seasons from I vespri Siciliani
Riccardo Muti conductor
3:00 PM Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Civic Orchestra returns to the historic SSCC for the ninth consecutive season. Last season’s Solti Conducting Apprentice Matthew Aucoin makes his South Shore Cultural Center debut conducting the Civic Orchestra at this special event. No tickets are required for this free concert. Offered in partnership with the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center and the Chicago Park District.
Program to include:Mozart Symphony No. 39Schubert Symphony No. 3
Matthew Aucoin conductor
8:00 PM Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The CSO's second Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice Matthew Aucoin returns to lead the Civic Orchestra in a cheerful program that features uplifting symphonies by Mozart and Schubert. "[Aucoin] is quickly making a name for himself in classical music's upper echelons…a natural conductor" (The Boston Globe).
Matthew Aucoin conductor
8:00 PM Monday, May 16, 2016
Enjoy a magical evening conducted by Nicholas Kraemer featuring Mendelssohn’s brilliant musical accompaniment to William Shakespeare's play about mischievous fairies who manipulate the lives of young lovers.
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream (Complete)
Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) ChorusNicholas Kraemer conductor
8:00 PM Monday, June 6, 2016
Sir Andrew Davis and the rising stars of the Civic Orchestra and the Lyric Opera's Ryan Opera Center bring the season to a glittering close. Program details will be announced soon.
Program to be announced.
Sir Andrew Davis conductorMembers of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
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