CANCELED: Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

May 3

8:00 PM

Friday, May 3, 2019

We regret that the May 3 Chick Corea & Béla Fleck SCP Jazz concert has been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to these canceled concerts 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.


Iconic keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea, a 22-time Grammy® Award-winner and NEA Jazz Master, teams up with banjo innovator Béla Fleck, himself a 14-time Grammy® Award-winner, for a collaboration between two globally minded virtuosos. Through their compositions, the duo’s combined love for jazz, bluegrass and flamenco shines through.

To be announced from stage.


Béla Fleck, regarded as the world's greatest banjo virtuoso, explains how a popular TV sitcom led him to the instrument: "I heard the banjo on television, when I was about 5 or 6, on 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' " he said, referring to the hit ’60s series about an Ozark family that uproots itself to California after discovering "black gold" under their mountain shack. "That Earl Scruggs, three-finger picking, that whole style of bluegrass, had nothing to do with me culturally. But the sound of that banjo just grabbed my ear. I felt intoxicated." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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Funding for educational programs during the 2018/19 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

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