Home Alone in Concert

Dec 8-10, 2023
Home Alone


Relive John Hughes’ hilarious and heartwarming tale about 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), who is left to defend his home against a pair of dimwitted burglars when his family departs for Christmas vacation without him. The 1990 comedy yielded one of John Williams’ most delightful scores. Now hear it performed live by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Richard Kaufman and Tracy Connor (Dec. 8 only)
  • Program Book
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Home Alone


Enhance your concert experience.

Special Home Alone preconcert dining options!

Enhance your CSO at the Movies experience by enjoying special menu items at Forte, like the Big Sundae Board, Cheese Focaccia for One or a “Ya Filthy Animal” cocktail. Or enjoy the roaring fireplace and sweeping views of Lake Michigan with a delectable two course holiday menu at the Thomas Club. Learn more »

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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring conductor Richard Kaufman and Home Alone actor Tracy Connor (Dec. 8 only) in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

Postconcert Dining

For the month of December, Forte will be open postconcert for two hours after most concerts. Following matinee concerts on Fridays and Sundays, Forte will serve a selection of mezze and desserts alongside the bar menu. Following evening concerts on Fridays and Saturdays, Forte will serve beverages from the bar and limited snacks. View Forte’s December hours »


Home Alone in Concert performances are generously sponsored by Megan and Steve Shebik.

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John Williams’ score complements, and augments, every slapstick moment of "Home Alone," says conductor Richard Kaufman. “It’s animation writing. It accompanies every movement, every moment. If they’re hit on the head, the music hits them on the head."
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Despite its humble origins, the comedy "Home Alone" (1990) spawned three sequels, introduced slang into the American lexicon and over time, became a holiday classic.
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For actor Tracy J. Connor, “Home Alone” is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. “If that was the extent of my 15 minutes of fame,” Connor says, “it’s paid huge dividends.”
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