Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Juan Diego Flórez
Jan 31, 2023

Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez brings his signature virtuosity, elegance and boundless charm to a selection of favorite opera arias and songs, accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Scalera. Find …

Mavis Staples
With Special Guest Celisse
Feb 04, 2023

Civil rights icon and living legend Mavis Staples returns to Symphony Center for one night only. With a presence “so unfailingly joyful that you never take your eyes …

Shani Conducts Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Runs Feb 09Feb 11, 2023

In a program celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninov’s birth, Lahav Shani conducts the composer’s Symphonic Dances, which marries diabolical, jazzy melodies with plush, old-world grandeur. Italian pianist …

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Feb 14, 2023

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, selections from Prokofiev’s masterpiece about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are paired with Lalo’s salute to the sultry dance rhythms of Spain, featuring Menuhin Competition winner …

Mäkelä Conducts López Bellido & Mahler 5
Runs Feb 16Feb 18, 2023

In his Fifth Symphony, Mahler embraces all aspects of life. After a tumultuous funeral march, the work’s five movements include folk-inspired dances, a tender love song and a …

CSO MusicNOW: Inspiring Voices
Feb 20, 2023

Inspiring Voices connects composer and cellist Andrea Casarrubios with one of her inspirations, former Mead Composer-in-Residence Osvaldo Golijov. Casarrubios performs two of her own pieces, including a world …

Muti, Fischer & Tchaikovsky Manfred
Runs Feb 23Feb 25, 2023

Tchaikovsky’s turbulent Manfred Symphony takes its inspiration from Lord Byron’s dramatic poem about a world-weary traveler who wanders the Alps and is bewitched by supernatural forces. German violinist Julia Fischer, …

Once Upon a Symphony: Stone Soup
Children’s/Family, Music
Runs Dec 03, 2022Feb 25, 2023

Once Upon a Symphony programs combine vibrant music played by CSO musicians, storytelling and enchanting visuals for a playful concert experience.

A hungry traveler arrives at a village with …

Marc-André Hamelin
Feb 26, 2023

The intrepid Marc-André Hamelin offers a characteristically fascinating program, pairing Beethoven’s olympian Hammerklavier Sonata with Dukas’ monumental sonata of 1901. The Guardian calls Dukas’ work “one of the underappreciated masterpieces of the …

Joshua Bell & Daniil Trifonov
Mar 02, 2023

Two luminaries of their instruments team up for this joint recital at Symphony Center. Bell, whose recent Chicago performance was “profoundly lyrical and unflagging in emotional intensity” (Chicago …

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Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center, and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore, where it is in residency each summer. Music lovers outside Chicago enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-selling recordings and frequent sold-out tour performances in the United States and around the globe.