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  • CSO Classical Thursday A (10 Evenings)

    Description: Thursday’s A series is packed with highlights: Riccardo Muti continues the Beethoven 250 celebration with the stunning Missa solemnis, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Tchaikovsky, the CSO performs The Rite of Spring, Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, Mozart’s Gran Partita, Strauss’ Don Juan and Suite from Der Rosenkavalier and more. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday B (10 Evenings)

    Description: Miloš Forman’s masterpiece Amadeus comes alive as the CSO performs the score alongside the feature film, Bramwell Tovey conducts an all-American program featuring the music of Aaron Copland, and Muti is joined by Russian powerhouse Daniil Trifonov for Prokofiev’s titanic Second Piano Concerto on the Thursday B series. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday C (10 Evenings)

    Description: From Mendelssohn’s soaring Violin Concerto to Mahler’s whirling, tumultuous Seventh Symphony, Thursday’s C series is bursting with music that stirs the soul, concluding with two vocal celebrations: Vivaldi’s choral masterpiece Gloria and festive Italian opera selections conducted by Muti. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday D (5 Evenings)

    Description: Passion and drama abound in the Thursday D series as Simone Young conducts Mahler 7, and Emanuel Krivine brings Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Mermaid to rich musical life. Riccardo Muti is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for an evening of Brahms and closes the season with a crowd-pleasing compilation of Italian opera favorites. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday E (5 Evenings)

    Description: The Thursday E series features Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem, An Alpine Symphony, bookended by two soaring concerts: Muti conducting works by Britten and Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Fifth Symphony, and Vivaldi’s sacred masterwork, Gloria, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday F (5 Evenings)

    Description: Thursday’s F series hits the highest heights as Muti conducts Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Respighi’s vibrant and evocative Feste romane. Saint-Saëns’ magnificent Organ Symphony, Stravinsky’s iconic and visceral The Rite of Spring and a thrilling evening of Tchaikovsky and Bartók complete this series. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday G (5 Evenings)

    Description: Muti conducting Mozart, the sensational Benjamin Grosvenor playing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Michael Tilson Thomas conducting his Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind combine for the Thursday G series. A sumptuous evening of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan and Der Rosenkavalier is the cherry on top of these diverse and popular concerts. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday H (5 Evenings)

    Description: From the masterpieces of Mozart, Haydn & Handel to the Academy Award®–winning artistry of Amadeus, the Thursday H series truly has something for everybody. Stunning mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili returns for an evening of choral pieces with Maestro Muti, and the series is capped by Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, his most popular work. ,
  • CSO Classical Thursday I (5 Evenings)

    Description: Bramwell Tovey conducting An American Salute, featuring works by Copland and Bernstein, is just the starting point for the Thursday I series. It continues with Dvorák’s popular New World Symphony, Shostakovich’s revolutionary Symphony No. 12 and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s heartrending Pathétique Symphony conducted by Muti. ,
  • CSO Classical Friday C (5 Evenings)

    Description: On Friday’s C series, Marin Alsop conducts a new work by Julia Wolfe that celebrates the centenary of women’s right to vote. Additionally, experience two stunning programs featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus: Beethoven’s Missa solemnis led by Muti and Vivaldi’s well-loved Gloria. ,
  • CSO Classical Friday D (5 Evenings)

    Description: For lovers of sweeping romantic repertoire, Friday’s D series gives you two greats: Rachmaninov’s unassailable Second Piano Concerto and Mendelssohn’s tempestuous Violin Concerto. Capping off the series is Stravinsky’s visceral The Rite of Spring. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday A (10 Evenings)

    Description: Saturday’s A series combines treasured favorites, such as Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring and Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, with the exciting and the new. Witness the world premiere of a new work by Gabriela Lena Frank, one of the Washington Post’s 35 most significant female composers in history, and a trio of rising stars performing showpieces for violin. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday B (10 Evenings)

    Description: An enthralling variety of music can be heard on Saturday’s B series, from Beethoven’s transcendent Missa solemnis to Sibelius’ sweeping Second Symphony, to a theatrical staging of Michael Tilson Thomas’ Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday C (5 Evenings)

    Description: Saturday’s C series is full of the new, with CSO debuts from celebrated pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and Yulianna Avdeeva performing concertos by Liszt and Chopin, and Muti conducting a pair of works by composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his body of scores for film and TV. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to subscribe. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday D (5 Evenings)

    Description: Star conductors in their element make up this wonderful Saturday D series. Witness Manfred Honeck leading Bruckner 7, Riccardo Muti conducting Italian opera and Jane Glover leading a program of Baroque and Classical music that highlights the organ and oboe.

    Note: Due to scheduling needs, this series includes one Friday evening concert. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday E (5 Evenings)

    Description: The Saturday E series offers vocal fireworks with two concerts featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus: Muti conducts an evening of choral works with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, and Miloš Forman’s Academy Award®–winning Amadeus is brought to glorious life. Dvorák’s beautiful New World Symphony and Rachmaninov’s infamous Prelude in C-sharp Minor complete the highlights of this series. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday F (5 Evenings)

    Description: The classic and the contemporary combine to create the Saturday F series. Aaron Copland’s rustic Appalachian Spring and the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s new work are paired with the CSO debuts of three thrilling violinists on the rise. Saint-Saëns’ magnificent Organ Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, Pathétique, round out this distinctive series. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday G (5 Evenings)

    Description: From the powerfully commanding to the playfully elegant, the Saturday G series showcases a variety of popular works. Muti conducts Mozart’s sublime Gran Partita, while Simone Young leads Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 7. The series ends with the lush lyricism of Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier. ,
  • CSO Classical Saturday H (5 Evenings)

    Description: Muti conducts Beethoven’s superb Missa solemnis, while Marin Alsop leads Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a new work that celebrates the perseverance of women challenging the structures that have limited their voices. Stravinsky’s innovative The Rite of Spring and Strauss’ sonic portrait An Alpine Symphony combine to make the Saturday H series a memorably eclectic one. ,
  • CSO Classical Tuesday A (5 Evenings)

    Description: Variety is the spice of Tuesday’s A series. Hear a program of popular works by Mozart, Haydn and Handel led by Jane Glover, a program that pairs Elgar’s mournful Cello Concerto with Mendelssohn’s moody Scottish Symphony, and Riccardo Muti conducting Shostakovich’s blistering Tenth Symphony. ,
  • CSO Classical Tuesday B (5 Evenings)

    Description: Tuesday’s B series opens with Muti leading Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a landmark work of boldness and poignancy, and only goes up from there. Hear Dvorák’s ever-popular New World Symphony, Mendelssohn’s exquisite Violin Concerto, Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria and showstopping composer Thomas Adès leading his own breathtaking Piano Concerto with Kirill Gerstein. ,
  • CSO at the Movies (4 Friday Evenings)

    Description: Enjoy hits ranging from Hollywood’s Golden Age to today’s blockbusters with the incomparable CSO playing the scores alongside the full feature films. Save your seats for four thrilling nights of musical movie magic. ,
  • CSO at Wheaton (3 Friday Evenings)

    Description: Acclaimed conductors and guest artists join the world-renowned CSO to perform symphonic masterworks in the western suburbs. Emmanuel Krivine leads rising star Yulianna Avdeeva in Chopin’s ravishing First Piano Concerto, Gautier Capuçon tackles Elgar’s plaintive Cello Concerto and Simone Young conducts Mahler’s stormy Seventh Symphony. ,
  • MusicNOW (4 Monday Evenings at the Harris Theater)

    Description: Hailed as Chicago’s leading new music series, MusicNOW delivers an innovative multimedia experience featuring musicians of the CSO. Experience four exhilarating chamber concerts at the Harris Theater, followed by casual afterparties with free pizza and beverages. Programs to be announced. ,
  • SCP Orchestras (3 Concerts)

    Description: The world’s top orchestras led by today’s preeminent conductors come to Chicago. This season, witness the artistry of the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, the passion of Valery Gergiev and the renowned Mariinsky Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Europe in an all-Brahms program. ,