Program Book: Merry, Merry Chicago!, Dec 15-23, 2023

Read the program book for Merry, Merry Chicago!, Dec 15-23, 2023.

Symphony Center was filled with cheer on Friday as members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed its annual holiday spectacular Merry, Merry Chicago! in the decorated hall. Conductor Thomas Wilkins led the ensemble in a lighthearted program of beloved wintertime favorites, including Sleigh Ride and The Polar Express Suite. Broadway powerhouse Ashley Brown also delighted the audience with stories, accompanied the Orchestra in several carols and even led a few audience singalongs. The evening also included special performances by two vocal ensembles and one chamber group, which took place preconcert and during intermission.

Photography by Todd Rosenberg