11:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2018
Benjamin Britten’s iconic introduction to the orchestra pays tribute to Henry Purcell, one of England's greatest composers, while its astonishingly inventive set of variations displays the technical and expressive mastery found in the modern orchestra. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.
Program to include selections from:Bernstein Overture to CandideDukas Fanfare from La PériGounod Petite symphonie for Wind InstrumentsBritten Variations on a Theme of Frank BridgeDvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer GyntBritten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Outwater conductor
12:45 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM Saturday, March 30, 2019
Imagine a child from 1919 meets a child from 2019. Though their lives are very different, they discover joy and meaning in music in the very same ways. This program reflects on the CSO’s century-long tradition of presenting a series of concerts for children, and how composers, musicians and audiences are the architects of the future. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Program to include selections from: Dvořák Carnival Overture Grétry Tambourin from Céphale et Procris Berlioz Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) Price Symphony No. 1Price Symphony No. 3Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Scott Speck conductorYerin Yang piano (Winner of the 2018 Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition)
12:45 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019
Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, based on a series of paintings and drawings depicting a Russian artist’s travels across Europe, has inspired dozens of arrangements for orchestra. This program leads the audience on a sonic gallery walk, exploring how visual imagery is transformed into sound and the ways that music transforms and transports the listener. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Thomas Wilkins conductor
12:45 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019