Audience Favorites

Do you love live music but aren’t sure where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of programming choices at Symphony Center? Let other audience members be your guide!

Click on the concert images below to explore connections between artists and programs in order to select the perfect subscription option for you. Learn about all the curated packages that feature the selected program, as well as pairing options to help you create your own series!

2023/24 Season Audience Favorites

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Muti, Glass & Mendelssohn Italian
Join Riccardo Muti and the CSO for a sensuous journey to Italy.
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Jaap van Zweden Conducts Beethoven 5
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony remains the unrivaled expression of struggle and triumph in orchestral music.
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Samara Joy
Samara Joy brings fresh purpose to jazz with her distinct style, charm and dexterity.
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Fantasia in Concert
Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation.
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Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim returns with the venerable Staatskapelle Berlin for an all-Brahms program.
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Montgomery and the Blacknificent 7
The 2023/24 Season of MusicNOW illuminates works by a dynamic collective of Black composers, the Blacknificent 7.
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Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms
CSO Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn illuminates Brahms’ Violin Concerto, with its ardent beauty and fiery finale.
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Hélène Grimaud
Prodigious pianist Hélène Grimaud climbs four summits of the piano literature.
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Carnival of the Animals
Lina González-Granados leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ humorous and imaginative masterpiece.
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra & Mitsuko Uchida
Mitsuko Uchida leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in two of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos.
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Herbie Hancock
Chicago native, 14-time Grammy Award winner, NEA Jazz Master and pioneering keyboardist Herbie Hancock returns to Orchestra Hall.
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Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott offer an afternoon filled with musical intimacy and expressive fireworks.
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Evgeny Kissin
An Evgeny Kissin recital showcases his “formidable blend of technical prowess and exploratory fervor” (San Francisco Chronicle).
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Tchaikovsky Pathétique & Trifonov
Lahav Shani conducts Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Daniil Trifonov takes the spotlight in Mason Bates’ Piano Concerto.
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