Dec 1

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Family Matinees

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

Program to include selections from:
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Dukas Fanfare from La Péri
Gounod Petite symphonie for Wind Instruments
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Dec 1

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Family Matinees

12:45 PM 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

Program to include selections from:
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Dukas Fanfare from La Péri
Gounod Petite symphonie for Wind Instruments
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Mar 30

Flash Back, Flash Forward

Family Matinees

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.

2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.

Program

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. 1
Price Symphony No. 3
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Performers

Scott Speck conductor
Yerin Yang piano (Winner of the 2018 Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition)

Mar 30

Flash Back, Flash Forward

Family Matinees

12:45 PM 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.

2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.

Program

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. 1
Price Symphony No. 3
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Performers

Scott Speck conductor
Yerin Yang piano (Winner of the 2018 Crain-Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition)

May 18

Pictures from an Exhibition

Family Matinees

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.

2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.

Program

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition

May 18

Pictures from an Exhibition

Family Matinees

12:45 PM 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.

2018/19 is the 100th season of the CSO's concert series for children.

Program

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition

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