Civic Orchestra Community Concert

Mar 25

3:00 PM

Bernstein, Ellington, Barber, Higdon, Copland

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago returns to the historic South Shore Cultural Center for its eleventh consecutive season. Tito Muñoz, music director of the Phoenix Symphony, conducts a diverse program of American music. A suite from jazz legend Duke Ellington’s ballet The River channels the imagery of water as a metaphor for rebirth. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral offers a contemplative reflection on the individual’s journey through life, inspired in part by the memory of the composer’s late brother.

This performance is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Approximate concert duration: 105 minutes including intermission


Bernstein Overture to Candide
Ellington Selections from Suite from The River
Barber Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
Higdon blue cathedral
Copland Suite from Appalachian Spring


Tito Muñoz conductor


This performance is offered in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center.


Symphony Center Box Office:
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone and box office are closed on non-concert Sundays.

In-season Box Office hours:
Mon–Sat 12–6 p.m.  |  Sunday 12–4 p.m. 
Open until intermission on concert days. 
Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or credit card.

Tickets by Phone:

In-season phone service hours:
Mon–Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open until concert time on concert days.

Ticket processing fees: $6 per ticket for phone or web orders, $6 per order at the Box Office, $5 per ticket for Civic Orchestra concerts.

Tickets are not available for online purchase starting one hour before concert time. Call 312-294-3000 to order tickets an hour or less before the concert.