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November 28

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown; Ward Stare, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

November 29

Vienna Boys Choir
Holiday program
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Verdi: Il Trovatore
Yonghoon Lee, Amber Wagner, Stephanie Blythe, Quinn Kelsey, Andrea Silvestrelli;
Asher Fisch, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Axiom Brass
Holiday Concert
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordom Hall, Ravinis

November 30

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Paul Agnew, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
3 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Orion Ensemble
Huydts: Piano Trio
Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins Op.56
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Iwan Muller: Quartet No.1
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
7 p.m. First Baptist Church, Geneva
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

Ensmble Dal Niente
Ben Melsky, harpist
Sciarrino: L’Addio a Trachis
Carter: Immer Neu from Trilogy
Saariaho: Fall
Eliza Brown: new work for soprano and harp
Tomas Gueglio: new work for harp solo
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western

December 1

Music of the Baroque
Jane Glover, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Paul Agnew, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

December 2

Chanticleer
A Chanticleer Christmas
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

December 3

Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra and Chorus
Rossini: Guillaume Tell
Angela Meade, John Osborne, Dalibor Jenis;
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
7 p.m. Harris Theater

Orion Ensemble
Huydts: Piano Trio
Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins Op.56
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Iwan Muller: Quartet No.1
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
7:30 p.m. Sherwood Music School, Columbia College
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

Chanticleer
A Chanticleer Christmas
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

December 4

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 5

PianoForte Foundation
Ieva Jokubaviciute, pianist
Bach/Busoni: Chorale Prelude BWV 639\
Janacek: Piano Sonata No.1
Murail: Cloches d’adieu, et un sourire
Brahms: Selections from Fantasien Op. 116
Janacek: from On an Overgrown Path
12 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Musicians Club of Women
Kristina Nyberg, pianist
Works by Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff and Brahms
12:10 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
8 p.m. St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheaton

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
8 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

December 6

Apollo Chorus of Chicago
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Handel: Messiah
Elisabeth Marshall, J’nai Bridges, Samuel Levine, David Govertsen
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Fifth House Ensemble
Our Favorite Things: Holiday Party
Includes selections from music by del Aguila, Mahler/Colnot, Shostakovich, Mellits, Ibert and others
7 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea;
Patrick Summers, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
8 p.m. St. Clement Church, Chicago

December 7

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
American Songbook
Music by Porter, Gershwin, Barber, Gordon and Davenport
12 p.m. City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.

Silver Linings Players
Matthew Aucoin, pianist and conductor
J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Matheson: Falling
Aucoin: Celan Fragments
Matheson: The Anatomy of Melancholy
Aucoin: Celan Songs
Adams: Shaker Loops
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

William Ferris Chorale
Christmas: Now Make We Mirth
2:30 p.m. Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola

Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Alon Goldstein, pianist
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
3 p.m. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
arsviva.org; 847-673-6300

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
Boccherini: Quintet for flute and strings
Bach: Cantata No. 202
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
3 p.m. Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston

Highland Park Strings
Lincoln Trio
Francesco Milioto, conductor
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Atterberg: Suite for Violin, Cello and Strings
Herbert: Serenade for Strings
Martinu: Concerto for Piano Trio and Strings
3 p.m. Highland Park High School

Northbrook Symphony
Home for the Holidays
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Techny

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
4 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oak Park

December 8

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
8 p.m. Metropolis Arts Center, Arlington Heights

December 9

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea;
Patrick Summers, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

December 10

Chicago Children’s Choir
Sphinx Virtuosi
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

December 11

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 12

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea;
Patrick Summers, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
8 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

December 13

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Master Chorale
Stephen Squires, conductor
Holiday Concert
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Master Singers
Ars Viva Symphony Brass
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Glorious Music of Christmas
7:30 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Techny

William Ferris Chorale
Christmas: Now Make We Mirth
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Master Chorale
Stephen Squires, conductor
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
8 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Hyde Park

Anima
Holiday Concert
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia

December 14

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

William Ferris Chorale
Christmas: Now Make We Mirth
3 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange

Fifth House Ensemble
Broken Text
Marc Mellits: Quartet No. 2
John Adams: John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Edgar Meyer: Duo for Cello and Bass
David Anderson: Capriccio No. 2 for solo double bass
3 p.m. Dixon Stein, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

PianoForte Foundation
Olga Kaler, violinist
Svetlana Krasnova, pianist
Sonatas by Mozart, Poulenc, Hindemith and Debussy
3 p.m. PianoForte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Lira Ensemble
Polish carols, song and dance
3 p.m. Harris Theater

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
5:30 p.m. Symphony Center

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)
OpenICE at the Hideout
Berio: Duetti
Zorn: Apophthegms
Denisov: Sonata for Two Violins
6 p.m. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia

Ensemble Dal Niente Presents
Austin Wulliman, violinist
Katherine Young: Diligence is to Magic as Progress is to Flight
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

December 15

Fifth House Ensemble
Broken Text
Marc Mellits: Quartet No. 2
John Adams: John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Edgar Meyer: Duo for Cello and Bass
David Anderson: Capriccio No. 2 for solo double bass
6 p.m. Orr Academy High School, 730 N. Pulaski

Chicago Master Singers
Ars Viva Symphony Brass
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Glorious Music of Christmas
7 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Techny

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea;
Patrick Summers, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

December 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

December 18

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Rautavaara: A Requiem in Our Time
Hindson: Siegfried Interlude No. 1
Koehne: Albany Harbour (The Voyage)
Kats-Chernin: Mater 
Sibelius/arr. Kreines: Finlandia 
Barber: Mutations from Bach
Broughton: Fanfares, Marches, Hymns & Finale
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Chamber Choir
Timm Adams, conductor
Carols by Candlelight
7:30 p.m. St. Matthias Church, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Cynthia Yeh, percussionist
Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Revueltas: Sensemayá
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
8 p.m. Symphony Center

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

December 19

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Cynthia Yeh, percussionist
Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Revueltas: Sensemayá
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
7 p.m. Symphony Center

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

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
8 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

December 20

Apollo Chorus of Chicago
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Elisabeth Marshall, J’nai Bridges, Samuel Levine, David Govertsen
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Harris Theater

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
3 p.m. Symphony Center

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

Chicago Chamber Choir
Timm Adams, conductor
Carols by Candlelight
3 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Eric Owens, Adina Aaron, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Karen Slack, Norman Garrett, Gwendolyn Brown;
Ward Stare, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Holiday Delights
7:30 p.m. St Procopius Abby, Lisle

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Cynthia Yeh, percussionist
Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kijé
MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Revueltas: Sensemayá
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Paul Nicholson, conductor
Holidays a cappella
8 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
8 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

December 21

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Anna Bolena
Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea;
Patrick Summers, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra=
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
3 p.m. Symphony Center

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

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

Chicago Chamber Choir
Timm Adams, conductor
Carols by Candlelight
4 p.m. St. Paul UCC, Chicago

December 22

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
3 p.m. Symphony Center

December 23

Welcome Yule!
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, conductor
3 p.m. Symphony Center

December 28

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Strauss Symphony of America
The Chicago Philharmonic
Alexander Steinitz, conductor
Rebecca Nelson, soprano
Eduardo Aladrén, tenor
2:30 p.m. Symphony Center

 

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