The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Merry, Merry Chicago!

Dec 14

7:00 PM

Friday, December 14, 2018

Don’t miss Symphony Center’s annual holiday spectacular featuring Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest vocalist Storm Large performing festive favorites. It’s the perfect celebration for the entire family!

Recommended for children ages five years & older.

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission


Steven Amundson On Christmas Day
Georges Bizet Farandole from L'arlésienne Suite No. 2
Traditional (arr. Forrest) The First Noel
Bedřich Smetana Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Johann Strauss, Jr. Thunder and Lightning Polka, Op. 324
Sammy Cahn & Jules Styne (arr. Dragon) The Christmas Waltz
Mel Tormé (arr. Dragon) The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Traditional (arr. Rutter/Willcocks) O Come, All Ye Faithful
Jacques Offenbach (arr. Dorati) La Vie parisienne: Overture and Themes by Offenbach
Paul Carey Unending Flame
Randol Bass The Night Before Christmas
Ottorino Respighi Selections from La Boutique fantasque (The Fantastic Toy Shop)
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
Storm Large Stand Up for Me
Traditional (arr. Campbell) Joy to the World from A Christmas Carol Fantasy


Additional Dates for this Program

After conducting decades’ worth of holiday pops concerts, Michael Krajewski appreciates the concept of keeping things fresh. Making his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is certainly one way to do it. “It’s one of the finest orchestras in the world,” he said. “I’ve been doing Christmas concerts for 30 years, but this is going to be fresh and enjoyable, because it’s one of the greatest there is.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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