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
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Cliff Colnot conductor
7:00 PM Monday, March 21, 2016
Conductor Daniel Boico leads the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in a concert featuring one of Strauss' first tone poems, Don Juan, and Schoenberg's rich orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1. Don Juan brings the adventurous literary character's adventures to life with Strauss' signature lush melodies and stunning brass. Schoenberg's reverent orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1 unearths the work's symphonic nature.
This concert is free and open to the public, however ticket reservation is required.
Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20Brahms, orch. Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Daniel Boico conductor
8:00 PM Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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. This special presentation will include a live performance of Shakespeare’s timeless text adapted by Beyond the Score® Creative Director Gerard McBurney.
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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