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July 30

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltzes

Daugherty: Desi

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila 

Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
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August 1

Ravinia Festival
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Kevin Murphy, pianist
Songs of Beethoven, Liszt, Satie, Ravel and Barber
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

August 2

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, pianist
Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 3

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Stephen Hough, pianist
MacMillan: Britannia
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ibert: Escales
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 4

Ravinia Festival
Danielle de Niese, soprano
Kevin Murphy, pianist
Songs of Dowland, Mozart, Grieg, Poulenc and Bizet
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

August 5

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, soprano
Janai Brugger, soprano
Hoss Brock, tenor
Daniel Eifert, bass
Gandolfi: The Cosmic Garden in Bloom (world premiere)
Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Paul Lewis, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 6

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, soprano
Janai Brugger, soprano
Hoss Brock, tenor
Daniel Eifert, bass
Gandolfi: The Cosmic Garden in Bloom (world premiere)
Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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August 8

Ravinia Festival
Vladimir Feltsman, pianist
Brahms: Four Ballades
Brahms: Two Rhapsodies
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

August 9

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman, conductor
Mischa Dichter, pianist
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 10

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christian Poltéra, cellist
Harris: Symphony No. 3
Piston: Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 12

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, pianist
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1879 version)
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 3
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
George Hanson, conductor
Joshua Bell, violinist
Chris Botti, trumpet
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons—”Spring” and “Summer”
Piazzolla: Verano porteño from Las cuatro estaciones porteñas
Nigel Hess: Theme to Ladies in Lavender
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 13

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, pianist
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1879 version)
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 3
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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August 16

Ravinia Festival
Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, cellist
Christopher Park, pianist
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

Ravinia Festival
Sil Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
Program TBA
8 p.m. Ravinia

August 17

Ravinia Festival
Miriam Fired, violinist
Bach: Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Part I
5:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violinist
Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No. 4
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Miriam Fired, violinist
Bach: Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas, Part II
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 18

Ravinia Festival
Jonathan Biss, pianist
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Part 1
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 19

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Stephen Hegedus, baritone
Kristinn Sigmundsson, bass
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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August 20

Ravinia Festival
Jonathan Biss, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Part 2
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (“Tempest”)
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Stephen Hegedus, baritone
Kristinn Sigmundsson, bass
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violinist
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Ravinia

August 21

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Itzhak Perlman, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cellist
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
5 p.m. Ravinia

Ravinia Festival
Roomful of Teeth
Wally Gunn: The Ascendant
Works by Ted Hearne, Michael Harrison, and Caroline Shaw
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 22

Ravinia Festival
Jonathan Biss, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Part 3
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 23

Ravinia Festival
Zuill Bailey, cellist
Natasha Paremski, pianist
Stravinsky: Suite italienne
Prokofiev: Cello Sonata
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 24

Ravinia Festival
Lincoln Trio
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 25

Ravinia Festival
Lucas Debargue, pianist
Medtner: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

August 30

Ravinia Festival
Jack Gilpin, actor (as Richard Mühlfeld)
André Watts, pianist
David Shifrin, clarinetist
Ariel Quartet
Music of Brahms and Schumann
7:30 p.m. Martin Theater

August 31

Ravinia Festival
Dan Tepfer, pianist
Avalon String Quartet
Tepfer: Piano Quintet (world premiere)
TBA
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

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June 21

Rush Hour Concerts
Augustin Hadelich, violinist
Kuang-Hao Huang, pianist
Stravinsky: Divertimento
Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Julia Fischer, violinist
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Serenade No. 1
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

June 22

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Storm Large, vocalist
James Beaton, pianist, Scott Weddle, guitarist, Matt Brown, bassist, Greg Eklund, drummer
Songs by Porter, Brel, Farrar, Waits, Lara, John, Mercury and others
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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June 23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, tenor
Christof Fischesser, bass
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
8 p.m. Symphony Center

June 24

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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June 25

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, tenor
Christof Fischesser, bass
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
8 p.m. Symphony Center

June 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, tenor
Christof Fischesser, bass
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
3 p.m. Symphony Center

June 27

Ravinia Festival
Juilliard String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet K 465 (Dissonance)
Wernick: String Quartet No. 9
Schubert: String Quartet D. 956
7:30 p.m. Martin Theater, Ravinia

June 28

Rush Hour Concerts
Third Coast Percussion
Music by David Skidmore, Robert Dillon and Peter Martin
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

June 29

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, pianist
Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 2 (Antar)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2
Rouse: Thunderstruck
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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March 24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Denis Matsuev, pianist
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
8 p.m. Symphony Center

March 25

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Denis Matsuev, pianist
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

eighth blackbird
Ghostlight@MCA
David Lang: diet coke
Ted Hearne: By-By-Huey
David Lang: grind
David T. Little: Ghostlight
David Lang: wed
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades
7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art

March 26

eighth blackbird
Ghostlight@MCA
David Lang: diet coke
Ted Hearne: By-By-Huey
David Lang: grind
David T. Little: Ghostlight
David Lang: wed
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades
7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Denis Matsuev, pianist
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
8 p.m. Symphony Center

March 28

CSO Chamber: All Access
Guadagnini Ensemble
Grieg: String Quartet in G Minor
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor
6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center

March 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Afterwork Masterworks
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
6:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Javier Camarena, tenor
Angel Rodriguez, pianist
Beethoven: Selections from 3 Songs, Op. 83
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnets
Tosti: Quatro canzone d’Amaranta
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
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March 31

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
Debussy: Gigues
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 1

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
Debussy: Gigues
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

April 2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra\
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Gil Shaham, violinist
Debussy: Gigues
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
8 p.m. Symphony Center

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