Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Upcoming Events

Arooj Aftab / Vijay Iyer / Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile
Oct 11, 2023

Love in Exile is the trio of Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily — three of the most innovative composers and music-makers of today. Together, they create …

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists
Runs Oct 20Oct 21, 2023

Revered as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic musicians, Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Harris Theater — one of just two U.S. engagements — …

Giordano Dance Presents
UNLIMITED | Season 61
Runs Oct 27Oct 28, 2023
After a milestone anniversary year, Giordano Dance Chicago steps into its next season (and decade) with UNLIMITED. Season 61 takes the Giordano you love to the edge of expectation, continuing to push the boundaries of jazz dance. Headlining the program at the Harris Theater is the return of three Giordano “greats” spanning from the ‘90s to now. Ahead of its time in 1999, Le Grand Futur is Here! by renowned Emmy Award Winner Mia Michaels combines athletic and gestural movements to create “a slinky, slithery style and an evocative, haunting image” (Chicago Tribune). Autumn Eckman’s JOLT hits the stage at breakneck speeds as a comedic commentary on our society’s need for caffeine. JOLT launched GDC into its last decade making Dance Magazine’s “Best New Choreography” list in 2012. Rounding out this trio is Brock Clawson’s noir-style Sneaky Pete, called “winningly mad” and “alternately elegant” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

This program will feature additional works to be announced.

Pictured: Erina Ueda. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined
Runs Nov 09Nov 11, 2023
Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined is a new work based on the much-loved story by Rudyard Kipling. Khan and his team have reimagined the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by climate change. They tell the story of a child who will help us to listen again, not to our voices but to the voices of the natural world that we, the modern world, try to silence. Jungle Book reimagined speaks to all generations to remind, to relearn, and to reimagine a new world together.
Nov 15, 2023

Venezuelan singer Nella has quickly become acclaimed for her powerhouse voice and her undeniable stage presence. Called a “genre-bending singer/songwriter with bell-toned vocals” by Billboard, Nella merges the folklore …

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Brandenburg Concertos
Classic, Music
Dec 13, 2023

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns in December 2023 with Bach’s complete Brandenburg concertos, performed in their original instrumentation – each year in a different …

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Opened on November 8, 2003, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park became the first multi-use performing arts venue built in downtown Chicago since 1929. Today, the nonprofit Harris Theater features the most diverse offerings of any venue in Chicago. The Theater hosts local, national, and internationally renowned artists and ensembles and provides a home for Chicago’s emerging and midsize performing arts organizations.