Family Matinee: Philharmonia Fantastique — The Making of the Orchestra
May 14, 2022
Philharmonia Fantastique

Overview

Created by former CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates, Oscar-winning sound designer and Steven Spielberg collaborator Gary Rydstrom and animator Jim Capobianco (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.), Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra is a virtuosic concerto for orchestra and animated film. The piece zooms inside orchestral instruments to discover how sound is made and brings the instrument families together in a spectacular, pulsing finale. Perfect for ages 5 and up!


Safe and Sound Updates for CSO for Kids Programs

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment so audiences of all ages can experience the joy of live music.

Safe and Sound measures, including COVID-19 mitigation and mask requirements for concertgoers, will remain in effect until further notice and continue to be reviewed regularly based on the needs and comfort of musicians, patrons and staff.

Here are some helpful tips for family audiences visiting Symphony Center:

  • Patrons 5 years of age and older are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative antigen test taken no more than six hours prior to entry, and those 16 years of age or older also need to provide a valid photo ID.
  • Children younger than 5 years old must provide proof of a negative antigen test no more than six hours prior to entry.
  • All patrons ages 2 years old and up are required to wear a face mask.
  • Convenient parking with direct access to Symphony Center is located at the Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave., which offers special rates for patrons.
  • Flexible exchange and return policies are in place for this performance.
  • Learn more at cso.org/SafeAndSound
Schedule
Saturday, May 14, 2022
11:00 AM
Saturday, May 14, 2022
12:45 PM
Program
Bates

Mothership

Walker

Lyric for Strings

Fung

Pizzicato for String Orchestra

Gounod

Petite symphonie

Dukas

Fanfare from La Péri

Bates

Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra [CSO Co-commission]

Sponsors

Bates: CSO Co-commission, through the Helen Zell Commissioning Program.


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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, all patrons must wear a face mask throughout their visit.

Individuals are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending a CSOA event. Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have had or been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days should contact Patron Services for flexible exchange and refund options.

Visit cso.org/SafeAndSound for the most recent information. Ticket holders receive specific instructions for entry ahead of each performance. Please note, other venues in Chicago may have policies that differ from Symphony Center.

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