Calendar

July 23

Grant Park Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Damon Gupton, narrator
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette
Mozart:  Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
Bolcom: Commedia for (almost) 18th century orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Kernis: Too Hot Toccata
Schifrin: Theme from Mission Impossible
Stookey: The Composer is Dead
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

Ravinia Festival
Peter Serkin, pianist
Orion String Quartet
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
8 p.m. Ravinia/Martin Theatre
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July 24

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor
Jonathan Biss, pianist
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Ravinia
ravinia.org; 847-266-5100

July 25

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Michel Camilo, pianist
Alfred Walker, bass
Chabrier: España
Camilo: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tenerife
Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

July 26

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Michel Camilo, pianist
Alfred Walker, bass
Chabrier: España
Camilo: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tenerife
Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor
Joshua Bell, violinist
Mozart: Overture to The Impresario
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
7 p.m. Ravinia
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July 27

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor
Denis Matsuev, pianist
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasy)
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
5 p.m. Ravinia
ravinia.org; 847-266-5100

July 28

National Youth Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
S.C. Adams: World premiere
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Britten: Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

Ravinia Festival
Denis Matsuev, pianist
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons
Rachmaninoff: Selections from Études-tableaux: Op. 39: Nos. 2, 6 and 9
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
8 p.m. Ravinia Festival/Martin Theatre
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July 29

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor
Kevin Cole, pianist
Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Schulhoff: Scherzo from Symphony No. 5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Mendelssohn: Overture: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”)
Weber: Overture to Oberon
J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
J. Strauss Jr.: Chit-Chat Polka
J. Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka
J. Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March
8 p.m. Ravinia Festival
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July 30

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violinist
Chausson: Symphony in B-flat Major
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Halffter: Tiento
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

July 31

Ravinia Festival
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Alexander Schmalcz, pianist
Eisler: Ernste Gesänge
Eisler: Selections from The Hollywood Songbook
Wolf: Harpist Songs from Goethe Lieder
Wolf: Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo
8 p.m. Ravinia Festival/Martin Theatre
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August 1

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Markus Groh, pianist
Widmann: Con Brio
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 2

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Markus Groh, pianist
Widmann: Con Brio
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, conductor
Strauss: Salome
Patricia Racette, Egils Silins,
Wolfgang Schmidt,
Gabriele Schnaut
7:30 p.m. Ravinia
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August 6

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Storm Large, vocalist
Weill: Seven Deadly Sins
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Strauss: “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 8

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Norman: Drip
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2
Theofanidis: Northern Lights (World Premiere)
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 9

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Norman: Drip
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2
Theofanidis: Northern Lights (World Premiere)
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 13

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Artists from Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Bolcom: Cabaret Songs
Piston: Suite: The Incredible Flutist
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 15

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Adams: Tromba Lontana
Bolcom: Millennium: A Concerto-Fantasia for Orchestra
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

August 16

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Adams: Tromba Lontana
Bolcom: Millennium: A Concerto-Fantasia for Orchestra
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion

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June 25

Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano
Program TBA
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
grantparkmusicfestival.com

June 27

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christine Goerke, soprano
Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Shenyang, bass
Barber: Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
grantparkmusicfestival.com

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Morton Arboretum
cso.org; 312-294-3000

June 28

Grant Park Orchestra
Grant Park Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christine Goerke, soprano
Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Shenyang, bass
Barber: Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
Haydn: Symphony No. 98 in B Flat
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
grantparkmusicfestival.com

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Elena Urioste, violinist
Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
7:30 p.m. Morton Arboretum
cso.org; 312-294-3000

June 30

Garrick Ohlsson, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (“Wanderer”)
Szymanowski: Three Masques Op. 34
Smetana: Selections from Czech Dances
8 p.m. Ravinia/Martin Theatre
ravinia.org; 847-266-5100

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May 28

Orion Ensemble
Beethoven: String Trio Op.9, no.3
Amon: Clarinet Quartet Op. 106 No.2
Gershwin: Three Preludes arr. for clarinet and piano
Dvorak: Piano Quartet Op. 87
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

May 29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 31

Fulcrum Point String Quartet
Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 17
Elena Ruehr: Bel Canto
Elliott Bark: Tango Suite for String Quartet
7 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Opera Theater
Ullman: The Emperor of Atlantis
Orff: The Clever One
7:30 p.m. Merle Reskin Theatre

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Shostakovich: Five Fragments
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center
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June 1

Chicago Q Ensemble
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat
Scelsi: String Trio
Sartre: No Exit
8:30 p.m. Constellation

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April 24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

April 25

University of Chicago Presents
Rafal Blechacz, pianist
Bach: Partita No. 3 BWV 827
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique)
Chopin: Nocturne Op. 32
Two Polonaises Op. 40
Three Mazurkas Op. 63
Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7:30 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Webster, conductor
Sergei Babayan, pianist
William Watson, tenor
Bach: Keyboard Concertos BWV 1054, 1055 and 1058
Bach: Cantata Ich armer Mensch BWV 55
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Bach Week Festival
Adam Levin, guitarist
Music of Bach and others
10 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall Lobby

April 26

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: 10th Anniversary Concert
Pacifica Quartet, Nicholas Photinos, cellist, Lisa Kaplan, pianist
Nicholas Reed, percussionist
Marta Ptaszynska: Space Model for solo percussion
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Habil-Sayagy for cello and prepared piano
Elena Firsova: String Quartet No. 11 (Purgatorium)
Jazz set with Patricia Barber and the Ari Hoenig Trio
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu773-702-8068

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Nicolas Hodges, pianist
Mivos Quartet
Brice Pauset: Sept Canons
Neuf Canons
Beat Furrer: Studie
Ferneyhough: Quirl – Study in Self-Similar Rhythms
Rebecca Saunders: shadow – study for solo piano
Alex Mincek: String Quartet No. 1
7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, pianist
Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Avalon String Quartet
David Danzmayr, conductor
Zemlinsky: Symphony No. 1
Schuller: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
8 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheatechicago.org

April 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Gerard McBurney, presenter
Ives: Symphony No. 2
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

PianoForte Foundation
Ani Gogova, pianist
Schumann: Fantasiestucke Op. 12
Brahms: Fantasien Op. 116
Shostakovich: Fantastic Dance: Op. 5
Medtner: Fairy Tales
Prokofiev: Suggestion Diabolique
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata
3 p.m. PianoForte Studios

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Music of Josquin and Ockeghem
3:30 p.m. St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
6:30 p.m. International House, Hyde Park
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Chicago Master Singers
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Musci of Bruckner, M. Haydn, Vlahek, Lukačić, Gallus, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Paulus
7 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit (Divine Word), Techny
chicagomastersingers.org

Northwestern University’s Conference for New Music
Ensemble Dal Niente
Quince Vocal Quartet
New music including:
Ferneyhough: Flurries
7:30 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

April 28

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
Choirs of Chicago State, City Voices, Heritage Chorale,
Kapelle Choir of Concordia University
William Chin, conductor
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem
Mozart: Requiem
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
symphonyoprf.com

April 29

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
David Finckel, cellist
Wu Han, pianist
Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op. 5 No.1
Cello Sonata Op. 5 No. 2
Cello Sonata Op. 69
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 1
Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 2
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Ensemble
Reger: Serenade No. 2 for flute, violin and piano
Beethoven: Trio Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow for flute, clarinet and piano
Walton: Piano Quartet
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
thechicagoensemble.org; 773-558-2448

Access Contemporary Music
Sound of Silent Film Festival
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

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March 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
6:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 27

PianoForte Foundation
Spencer Myer, pianist
Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas
Schubert: Sonata in A Major D. 959
Debussy: Images, Book ll
Copland: Piano Variations
Bolcom: The Garden of Eden: Old Adam, The Eternal Feminine
The Serpent’s Kiss
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 28

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.2
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

March 30

Avalon String Quartet
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2
Bartok: String Quartet No. 6
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute

Chicago Chamber Choir
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Whitacre: Animal Crackers
Davies: Prayer from the Ark
3 p.m. Our Lady of the Brook Parish, Northbrook

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor,
Christopheren Nomura, bass-baritone
Haydn: The Creation
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Biber: Sonata a 3 in D minor
Speer: Sonata e Gigue
Bertali: Sonata a 3
Fuchs: Clarinet Quintet Op. 102
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 Op.66
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

March 31

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor,
Christopheren Nomura, bass-baritone
Haydn: The Creation
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Musicians
Biber: Sonata a 3 in D minor
Speer: Sonata e Gigue
Bertali: Sonata a 3
Fuchs: Clarinet Quintet Op. 102
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 Op.66
7:30 p.m. Gottlieb Hall, Merit School

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February 25

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano, Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Debussy: Jeux
Ravel: Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics
Stravinsky: Two Poems of Balmont
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Stravinsky: Berceuses du Chat
Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella
Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader, Alessandro Corbelli
Michele Mariotti, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

February 26

CSO Chamber All-Access
Ravel: String Quartet
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15
6:30 p.m. Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Dvorak: Rusalka
Ana Maria Martinez, Brandon Jovanovich, Jill Grove, Eric Owens
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

February 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

February 28

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Alek Shrader, Alessandro Corbelli
Michele Mariotti, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

University of Chicago Presents
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor
Porpora: Overture from Il Germanico
Porpora: Semiramide riconosciuta: “Mira in cielo
 . . . Si pietoso il tuo labbro”
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Handel: Alcina: “Mi lusinga il dolce affetto”
Handel: Alcina: “Sta nell’ircana”
Handel: Oreste: “Agitato da fiere tempeste”
Handel: Ariodante: “Scherza infida”
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1
Porpora: Polifemo: “Alto Giove”
Porpora: Polifemo: “Nell’  attendere il mio bene”
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Vox 3 Collective
Mode Ensemble
Ruders: Dreamland
Chamber music by Danish Composers including:
Vagn, Holmboe and Per Norgard
8 p.m. Open Secret Studio, 401 N. Racine

March 1

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Aucoin, Marcelo Lehninger, conductors
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Ravel: Chansons madécasses
Stravinsky: Concertino
Stravinsky: Pribaoutki
Stravinsky: Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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