Singin’ in the Rain

Jan 21

3:00 PM

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Experience the “No. 1 Greatest Movie Musical” (American Film Institute) with Arthur Freed’s lyrics and Nacio Herb Brown’s music performed live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, features some of the most iconic dance sequences and enduring songs ever to grace the silver screen. Roger Ebert wrote of this cinematic masterpiece, “Singin’ in the Rain is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it.”

Approximate concert duration: 140 minutes including intermission


Nacio Herb Brown [arr: Hayton] Singin' in the Rain
Lyrics by Arthur Freed

With songs written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, "Singin' in the Rain" launched the jukebox musical genre in earnest, since it's a movie that was completely structured around its tunes. All but two of those songs were repurposed from other movies. The CSO presents "Singin' in the Rain," which the American Film Institute has declared the "best movie musical ever," in two live-to-picture concerts Jan. 19 and 21. Here are five of the movie's most memorable moments. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


This concert is sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP 


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