The 2022-23 seasons of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents are just weeks away, and members of the Sales and Patron Experience team are here to help. Though the box office opens — in person, by phone or online — for single-ticket purchases beginning Aug. 3, subscriptions for all series are now available.
Can’t decide which concerts to select? Over the next few weeks, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association staff members will present their own choices for the must-see performances of 2022-23.
Patron Services associate Elle Muñoz-Diaz covers the full spectrum of the Symphony Center experience, with classical, dance, film, jazz and more all on a can’t-miss list of concerts
Elle’s Top 5 picks:
1. Nov. 10-12, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Joffrey Ballet. As a visual person, I think having a performative interpretation of the music, along with the beautiful sounds of our symphony, will really make this concert an amazing experience.
2. March 24, An Evening with John Williams. Having John Williams, a master of music, as a conductor is not something that happens every day. Being able to say “I was there, in Orchestra Hall!” and being able to have that memory is definitely going to be something to cherish.
3. April 14, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Celebrating 65 Years. Dee Dee Bridgewater’s voice alone is reason enough to attend, but to have her accompanied by such great jazz musicians, the hall is bound to be electric this night.
4. Nov. 25-27, “The Princess Bride.” Director Rob Reiner’s 1987 film is wonderful and filled with such great moments and memories for so many people, myself included. Adding the element of the CSO performing the music live will really bring something new and exciting to this movie I’ve seen a million times before.
5. March 5, Kodo in One Earth Tour. This is certainly not going to be just a concert but a full immersive experience with the way this troupe performs. The CSO/SCP are here in part to bring culture into our lives and being able to bring to us a culture that we don’t often get to explore in this way will certainly be very special.