Oct 12

Civic Orchestra: Bychkov Conducts Tchaikovsky

Civic Orchestra

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

Nov 16

Civic Orchestra: Beethoven 7

Civic Orchestra

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. 7
Prokofiev Suite from The Love for Three Oranges

Feb 29

Civic Orchestra: Shostakovich 9

Civic Orchestra

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 Orchestra
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Mar 22

Civic Orchestra: Brahms 4

Civic Orchestra

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

Apr 17

Civic Orchestra: Open Rehearsal 2

Civic Orchestra

7:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016

This event is free but tickets are required. 


Verdi The Four Seasons from I vespri Siciliani

May 1

Civic Orchestra at South Shore Cultural Center

Civic Orchestra

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. 39
Schubert Symphony No. 3

May 3

Civic Orchestra: Mozart and Schubert

Civic Orchestra

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).


Program to include:
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Schubert Symphony No. 3

May 16

Civic Orchestra: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Civic Orchestra

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) Chorus
Nicholas Kraemer conductor

Jun 6

Civic and Ryan Opera Center

Civic Orchestra

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 conductor
Members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago


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