The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is regarded as one of the finest in the world. Performances by the decidedly prestigious orchestra are not only in high demand at home, but all over the word. The addition of renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti on September 2010 is the CSO’s tenth music director. His vision for the Orchestra has created a new and exciting era for the CSO by elevating its engagement with the Chicago community, supporting a new generation of musicians, collaborating with visionary artists, and nurturing the legacy of this profound institution.
Upcoming Events in January and February
There is nothing quite like taking in a symphony, so if you’re coming to the Chicago area in January or February, make sure to check out one of the best orchestras in the world. CSO offers programming that will appeal to classical music aficionados as well as novices. Some of the upcoming performances at the Symphony Center include:
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo
On January 24th, Vertigo– Alfred Hitchcock’s most widely celebrated works of art–is considered to be one of the best films of all time. Immerse yourself in Bernard Herrmann’s hypnotic score as it transports you into Hitchcock’s world through his evocative score.
CHICAGO with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
On January 25th and 28th, a collaboration featuring two of Chicago’s most cherished musical icons takes place when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra welcomes CHICAGO to Symphony Center for two special concerts.
Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma
On January 30th to February 1st, Riccardo Muti explores the complete Schubert symphonies. Yo-Yo Ma, CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, joins fellow cellist and Silk Road collaborator Giovanni Sollima to premiere his newly commissioned Concerto for Two Cellos.
Muti conducts Schubert Mass
On February 6th and 7th, Schubert’s Mass in A-flat is considered to be one of his most ambitious works, combining elements of mystery and grandeur with the sublime. The Chicago Symphony Chorus joins Riccardo Muti and the CSO for this epic vocal work from a master of song.
Haydn Military Symphony
On February 13th and 18th, Celebrated American coloratura mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings a selection of virtuosic arias. She is supported by leading Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan, and this work includes Handel’s brilliant Concerto Grosso and Haydn’s Military Symphony, with its remarkable use of wind band and percussion.
Chicago Symphony Tickets
If you’re interested in attending any of these great upcoming events, tickets are available through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra website.
You can also view upcoming events using the theater’s event calendar, and contact them with further questions via email through their website or by phone at (312) 294-3000.
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