Ticketholders to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Main Series concerts can enjoy complimentary preconcert conversations beginning one hour and 15 minutes before all CSO Main concerts. Civic Orchestra lectures begin 90 minutes before concert start time. Your concert ticket serves as admission. Space is limited. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Lectures last approximately 30 minutes and take place in Grainger Ballroom or on Armour Stage.

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Preconcert conversation with Laura Prichard

Thursday, May 23, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Friday, May 24, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, May 25, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Sunday, May 26, 1:45-2:15 Armour Stage


Stravinsky & The Joffrey Ballet

Preconcert conversation with Laura Prichard

Thursday, May 30, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, May 31, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, June 1, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom


Season Finale: Civic and the Ryan Opera Center

Preconcert conversation with Laura Sauer

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-7:00 Grainger Ballroom

Simone Young Conducts Wagner & Brahms

Preconcert conversation with Larry Rapchak

Thursday, June 6, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Friday, June 7, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, June 8, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage
Tuesday, June 11, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage


Muti Conducts Gershwin & Tchaikovsky

Preconcert conversation with William White

Thursday, June 13, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Friday, June 14, 12:15-12:45 Armour Stage
Saturday, June 15, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage


Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine

Friday, June 21, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, June 23, 1:45-2:15 Armour Stage
Tuesday, June 25, 6:15-6:45 Armour Stage