Symphony Ball

Oct 6

7:00 PM

Brahms, Mozart, Puccini, Josef Strauss, Johann Strauss, Jr.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Riccardo Muti leads an evening of Austro-German and Italian splendor at the CSO's annual Symphony Ball concert, featuring beloved Strauss waltzes and Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 24 with David Fray. “Fray is poetry on the keyboard” (Chicago Tribune).

A festive preconcert reception is open to all ticketholders at 6:00 p.m. at Symphony Center. The preconcert reception will include drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and other festivities.   

Patrons purchasing Symphony Ball gala ticket packages will continue their evening with a postconcert dinner and dancing in the Grand Ballroom at the Palmer House.

Purchase Gala Ticket Packages

For more information, please call 312-294-3185 or send us a message with this form.

Approximate concert duration: 88 minutes with no intermission


Brahms Hungarian Dances
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Josef Strauss Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres) Waltz
Johann Strauss, Jr. Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South) Waltz


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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.