Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Ax Plays Brahms
Runs Apr 18Apr 23, 2019

Enjoy an evening of sumptuous color featuring Debussy’s glistening ode to spring and a work inspired by Bela Bartok’s Hungarian heritage. Symphony Center favorite Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ …

Mahler 1
Runs Apr 25Apr 27, 2019

Mahler’s transcendent First Symphony set the stage for the modern symphony. Hear this groundbreaking composition performed by “one of the world’s greatest Mahler orchestras” (Chicago Tribune). Gautier Capucon, …

Muti Conducts Pines of Rome
Runs May 02May 07, 2019

Riccardo Muti leads an evening of dramatic and evocative works, pairing Respighi’s captivating Pines of Rome with a rare performance of Bizet’s own portrait of the great city. …

Muti, Uchida & Mozart
Runs May 09May 11, 2019

“Uchida’s remarkable approach to the piano is a given. But the way in which Muti and the Orchestra seemed to be breathing as one with her every second …

Hahn Plays Sibelius Violin Concerto
Runs May 16May 21, 2019

Mikko Franck makes a welcome return to conduct composers of his native Finland, including Sibelius’ spirited Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn, “the epitome of violinist perfection” (Nurnberger Nachrichten), …

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Runs May 23May 26, 2019

Experience a lively evening of South American and Spanish music led by charismatic conductor Giancarlo Guerrero in his Orchestra Hall debut. Hear popular works by Ginastera, Chabrier, Piazzolla …

Stravinsky & The Joffrey Ballet
Runs May 30Jun 01, 2019

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Joffrey Ballet bring to life neo-classical works by Stravinsky. This electrifying collaboration includes a world premiere ballet set to the Dumbarton Oaks …

Simone Young Conducts Wagner & Brahms
Runs Jun 06Jun 11, 2019

In her CSO debut, Australian conductor Simone Young, renowned for her interpretations of both opera and symphonic music, leads a radiantly romantic program that includes excerpts from the …

Muti Conducts An American in Paris & Tchaikovsky
Runs Jun 13Jun 15, 2019

Riccardo Muti leads Gershwin’s cinematic An American in Paris and Tchaikovsky’s inventive Suite No. 3. Also on the program is the world premiere of a bass trombone concerto …

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Runs Jun 21Jun 25, 2019

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for …

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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.
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