CANCELED: Flash Back, Flash Forward

Mar 30

11:00 AM

Saturday, March 30, 2019

We regret that the March 30 CSO Family Matinee concerts, and all events associated with these concerts, have been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to this canceled concert are able to exchange their tickets for upcoming Symphony Center performances, may donate their tickets to the CSO, or may receive a refund. Ticket holders are asked to contact Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or by email mentioning your patron ID, concert date, and request. In addition, will have the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.


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 concerts for children and explores the ways that orchestral music continues to speak to us in the 21st century. 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:
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
Mazzoli Violent, Violent Sea
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor


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

Additional Dates for this Program

Under music director Frederick Stock, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented its first children’s concert on Nov. 20, 1919. In the 100 years since, those concerts have evolved into a far more ambitious series that will involve some 45,000 adults and children in 2018-19. “If we do a good job, we’re doing maybe the most important thing we can do with music, which is to capture the imagination of a child,” said CSO trumpet John Hagstrom. "The orchestra members know this, because they can remember how they first discovered classical music as youngsters." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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