Home Alone in Concert

Dec 8 - Dec 10, 2023
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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
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Richard Kaufman and Tracy Connor (Dec. 8 only)
Friday, December 8, 2023
7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2023
1:30 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2023
3:00 PM

Home Alone


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Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

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.


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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