December 11

Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

By Michael Cameron

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Turandot
Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House

December 12

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Smetana: Selections from The Bartered Bride
Barber: Cello Concerto
Dvorák: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

December 14

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Turandot
Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral Concert
William Jon Gray, conductor
8 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

December 15

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Mendelssohn/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
7 p.m. Symphony Center

Bella Voce
Holiday Delights
Andrew Lewis, conductor
7:30 pm Fourth Presbyterian Church

Chicago a cappella
Holidays a cappella
John William Trotter, music director
8 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral Concert
William Jon Gray, conductor
8 p.m. St. Michael’s Church
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

December 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Herman/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral Concert
William Jon Gray, conductor
3 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Apollo Chorus
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Handel: Messiah
Julie Miller, mezzo-soprano
Steven Soph, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone
7 p.m. Harris Theater

Bella Voce
Holiday Delights
Andrew Lewis, conductor
7:30 pm St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle

Chicago Chamber Choir
Esenvald: Stars
Dove: Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars
Jackson: Creator of the Stars of Night
Martinaitis: Alleluia
7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

William Ferris Chorale
In the Moon of Wintertime
Carling Fitzsimmons, conductor
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Holidays a cappella
John William Trotter, music director
8 p.m. St. Clement Church

December 17

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Herman/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
1 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Puccini: Turandot
Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House

Apollo Chorus
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Handel: Messiah
Julie Miller, mezzo-soprano
Steven Soph, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone
2 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Chamber Choir
Esenvald: Stars
Dove: Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars
Jackson: Creator of the Stars of Night
Martinaitis: Alleluia
3 p.m. St. Ita’s Church

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral Concert
William Jon Gray, conductor
3 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chamber Opera Chicago
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Bond: The Miracle of Light
3 p.m. Royal George Theatre

William Ferris Chorale
In the Moon of Wintertime
Carling Fitzsimmons, conductor
7 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Bella Voce
Holiday Delights
Andrew Lewis, conductor
3:30 pm St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chicago a cappella
Holidays a cappella
John William Trotter, music director
4 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Herman/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
4:30 p.m. Symphony Center

December 19

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

December 20

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 21

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violinist
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 22

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violinist
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Herman/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
7 p.m. Symphony Center

December 23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Emil De Cou, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Wasson: Festival Fanfare
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
Elgar: The Snow
Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola
Herman/Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Delibes: Selections from Coppelia
Anderson: Sleigh Bells
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violinist
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center

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