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.

Program

Thomas EOS (Goddess of Dawn) a Ballet for Orchestra
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Mar 21

Civic Orchestra at Northside College Preparatory High School

Civic Orchestra

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.

Program

Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Brahms, orch. Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Mar 22

Civic Orchestra: Brahms & Strauss

Civic Orchestra

8:00 PM Tuesday, March 22, 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. 

Program

Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Brahms, orch. Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Apr 17

Civic Orchestra: Open Rehearsal 2

Civic Orchestra

7:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016

This event is free but tickets are required. 

Program

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

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

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. This special presentation will include a live performance of Shakespeare’s timeless text adapted by Beyond the Score® Creative Director Gerard McBurney.

Program

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream (Complete)

PERFORMERS

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

Program to be announced.

PERFORMERS

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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