Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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English National Ballet
Akram Khan’s Giselle
Dance
Runs Feb 28Mar 02, 2019

The iconic ballet, reimagined.

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan.

The iconic story of love, betrayal and …

Music of the Baroque
The Grand Tour
Music
Mar 06, 2019

A “gap year” is in vogue today—and it was in the 17th and 18th centuries, too. Harry Bicket, Baroque specialist and artistic director of The English Concert, leads …

Mix at Six: Cirque Éloize
Circus
Mar 08, 2019

A driving force in the reinvention of circus arts, Cirque Éloize ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circus ensembles. Combining theater, humor, and acrobatics, and driven by live …

Exelon Family Series: Cirque Éloize
Circus
Mar 09, 2019

The wild west comes alive in a Family Series matinee featuring excerpts from Cirque Éloize’s newest creation, Saloon. Audiences will enter a mythical world where theater and circus …

Beyond the Aria
Music
Mar 12, 2019

Sterling lyric soprano and Beyond the Aria audience favorite Heidi Stober and her co-star in the Lyric premiere of Handel’s Ariodante, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, are joined by Ryan …

Lyric Opera of Chicago
An American Dream
Opera
Runs Mar 15Mar 17, 2019

TREASURED POSSESSIONS BECOME SYMBOLS OF HOME IN THIS CONTEMPORARY OPERA INSPIRED BY AMERICAN HISTORY. Set during World War II, we meet two women: a Japanese-American forced to leave …

Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Mayumana’s CURRENTS
Dance, Music
Mar 20, 2019

Mayumana’s latest show – CURRENTS – was inspired by the historical “battle of currents” between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for …

Giordano Dance Chicago
56th Season Spring Series
Dance
Runs Mar 22Mar 23, 2019

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) brings life-changing inspiration to Chicago and to the Harris Theater stage March 22 & 23 with a world premiere by award-winning choreographer, Marinda Davis. …

Mix at Six: Daymé Arocena
Music
Mar 25, 2019

Daymé Arocena draws inspiration from the intertwining musical legacies of her native Cuba. With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, the singer, composer, and …

Music of the Baroque
Hot Coffee — Bach & Haydn
Music
Apr 01, 2019

Jane Glover serves up a rich brew of Bach and Haydn, including Bach’s delightfully whimsical Coffee Cantata with soprano Joélle Harvey and energetic Orchestral Suite No. 2. Two …

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Mega Israel
Dance
Runs Apr 05Apr 06, 2019

Gauthier Dance, the German contemporary dance company acclaimed for its “technical precision, theatrical charisma, and absolute commitment” (Boston Globe), will perform a mixed-repertoire program honoring works by celebrated …

CSO MusicNOW
MusicNOW: Dark with Excessive Bright
Music
Apr 08, 2019

Two mini-concertos, Gabriella Smith’s Riprap for marimba and Missy Mazzoli’s Dark with Excessive Bright for double bass, anchor this eclectic program. Mario Diaz de León’s Anima for three …

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Deeply Inspired
Music
May 01, 2019

Composers from four eras and four cultures combine for this rare program which finds each of them at emotional heights, from Schubert’s early, darkly passionate sonata, to Bloch’s …

Mix at Six: Chicago Academy for the Arts
Dance
May 03, 2019

The Chicago Academy for the Arts Repertory Dance Company is comprised of some of the Midwest’s most talented young dancers. The ensemble aims to preserve world-class works set …

Transfigured Nights
Music
May 06, 2019

Four transcendent musicians on one explosive stage. Pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Sergey Khachatryan, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and percussionist Colin Currie have created a program that explores four works …

Music of the Baroque
Pulpit & Playhouse — Bach, Handel, Purcell
Music
May 13, 2019

Whether written for the chapel or crafted for the stage, Baroque music goes hand in hand with theater. Nicholas Kraemer leads Handel’s thrilling Dixit Dominus and Bach’s impassioned …

CSO MusicNOW
MusicNOW: Break Away
Music
May 20, 2019

Julius Eastman, Meredith Monk and Jessie Montgomery, three brilliant composers, have all worked with improvisation, open scoring and spontanaeity in very different and personal ways. New arrangements of …

Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie
Circus, Music
May 26, 2019

Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and jugglers join the virtuosic musicians of the Chicago Philharmonic in an extraordinary spectacle for the eyes and ears at Harris Theater. Watch superhuman …

Beyond the Aria
Music
May 29, 2019

Soprano Patricia Racette, “the most fearless woman in opera” (LA Times), brings the season to a rousing finale. The star of the world’s major opera houses is joined …

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Summer Series
Dance
Runs Jun 06Jun 09, 2019

Hubbard Street concludes Season 41 with the Summer Series featuring works by Crystal Pite, Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, and the return of Brian Brooks’ Terrain, called “a lush …

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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.
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