Calendar

May 6

Access Contemporary Music
Global Connections: Ireland
Judith Ring: Swelt Belly at Dawn
Enda Bates: Searching for Home
Jane O’Leary: Only Gestures Remain
Deirdre McKay: Umber Sepia
Ed Bennett: Gothic
David Fennessy: 5 Hofer Photographs
Ian Wilson: Timelessly This
7 p.m. International House, Hyde Park

University of Chicago Presents
Zulal vocal ensemble
Vocal music from Armenia
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

American Music Project
Nicholas Phillips, pianist
Doug Opel: 3 Preludes to Missing the Point: “Eine Kinda Bachmusik” Part 2
Sarah Kirkland Snider: The Currents
Stacy Garrop: Keyboard of the Winds
Joel Puckett: un petite barcarolle
Judd Greenstein: First Ballade
Jonathan Pieslak: Shards
Carter Pann: The Piano’s 12 Sides: “White Moon Over Water”; “She Steals Me”
Mark Olivieri: Hommage à Trois: “Luca’s Swell: Hommage à Aaron Copland”: “Gestures: Hommage à Toru Takemitsu”; “Funk for Nikki: Hommage à James Brown”
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios
pianofortefoundation.org/concert/new-playlist

Haymarket Opera Company
Cavalli: La Calisto
Lindsey Adams, Nathalie Colas, Ryan de Ryke, Kaitlin Foley, Kimberly McCord, Chelsea Morris Shephard; Craig Trompeter, conductor
7:30 p.m. Athenaeum Theatre

Bach Week Festival Closing Concert
Bach Week Festival Orchestra and Chorus
North Park University Chamber Singers
Julia Davids, conductor
Rosalind Lee, soprano, William Watson, tenor, Will Liverman, bass
Bach: Cantata 21: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis
Bach: Art of Fugue
7:30 p.m. Anderson Chapel, North Park University

Spektral Quartet
ESS: Outer Ear Series
Schubert: Quartettsatz
Katie Young: I’m Hiding Your Present from You
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1
Reminick: The Ancestral Mousetrap
8 p.m. Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood

May 7

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Rika Seko, violinist, Anibal dos Santos, violist
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
7 p.m. Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
David Danzmayr, conductor
Lindsay Deutsch, violinist
Zamastil: Archive IV/Passacaglia
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
8 p.m. Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort
ipomusic.org

Spektral Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1
Hans Thomalla: Bagatellen
Part: Fratres
8 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St.

May 8

Haymarket Opera Company
Cavalli: La Calisto
Lindsey Adams, Nathalie Colas, Ryan de Ryke, Kaitlin Foley, Kimberly McCord, Chelsea Morris Shephard; Craig Trompeter, conductor
2 p.m. Athenaeum Theatre

CSO Chamber All Access
Lincoln Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3
Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 (American)
3 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
Elena Snow, mezzo-soprano
Previn: Vocalise
Poulenc: Fiancailles pour Rire excerpts
Ponce/Cassado: Estrellita
Marquez: Lejania interior
Revueltas: from Cinco Canciones de Ninos
Agudelo: Lullaby
Tirindelli: Four Songs
Brahms: Zwei Gesange
3 p.m. Union Church of Hinsdale

Fifth House Ensemble
Henhouse Prowlers
Steve Snowden: Voices from the Dust Bowl
8:30 p.m. Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

May 9

MusicNOW
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Tony Arnold, soprano
Iannotta: Intent on Resurrection – Spring or Some Such Thing
Abrahamsen: Wald
Trapani: Waterlines
7 p.m. Harris Theater
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 12

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, pianist
Daniela Mack: mezzo-soprano
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 13

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today I
Cliff Colnot, conductor
eighth blackbird and guests
Works by Jack Hughes, Joungbum Lee, Pierce Gradone and Katherine Pukinskis
7:30 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score: Falla in the South of Spain
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, pianist
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Falla: Suite No. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Spektral Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1
Hans Thomalla: Bagatellen
Part: Fratres
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Fringe Opera
Glass: In the Penal Colony
Matthan Ring Black, Zachary Vanderburg;
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood

Chicago Composers Orchestra
Wicker Park Choral Singers
Lang: statement to the court
Wolfe: Thirst
Malmquist: Blemish’d Muse
8 p.m. St. James Cathedral

May 14

Chicago Fringe Opera
Glass: In the Penal Colony
Matthan Ring Black, Zachary Vanderburg;
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, pianist
Daniela Mack: mezzo-soprano
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Lake Forest Symphony
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Rex Richardson, trumpeter
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Stephenson: Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (Rextreme)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake
lakeforestsymphony.org; 847-295-2135

May 15

Lake Forest Symphony
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Rex Richardson, trumpeter
Bizet: Carmen Suite
Stephenson: Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (Rextreme)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
2 p.m. Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake
lakeforestsymphony.org; 847-295-2135

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score: Falla in the South of Spain
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Javier Perianes, pianist
Gerard McBurney, creative director
Falla: Suite No. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Northbrook Symphony
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor
Joyce Stenzel, clarinetist
Patricia Lee, harpsichordist
Fasch: Overture/ Suite in B Flat Major
Weber: Concertino for clarinet and orchestra
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
4 p.m. Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, Northbrook

Chicago Fringe Opera
Glass: In the Penal Colony
Matthan Ring Black, Zachary Vanderburg;
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood

May 16

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Alison Wahl, Sarah van der Ploeg, sopranos
Artists from Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 17

Beyond the Aria
Christine Brewer, soprano
Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano
Jesse Donner, tenor
Craig Terry, pianist
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion Stage

May 18

Harris Theater: Mix at Six
Brooklyn Rider
6 p.m. Harris Theater

May 19

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 20

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

University of Chicago Presents
Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II
Cliff Colnot, conductor
eighth blackbird and guests
Works by Alican Camci, Igor Santos, Timothy Page, Phil Taylor and Tomas Gueglio
7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Chicago Fringe Opera
Glass: In the Penal Colony
Matthan Ring Black, Zachary Vanderburg;
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood

May 21

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)
Untempered
Composers include: Larry Polansky, Peter Adriaansz and Karola Obermueller
4 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West

Chicago Fringe Opera
Glass: In the Penal Colony
Matthan Ring Black, Zachary Vanderburg;
Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Lang Lang, pianist
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: The Firebird
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Jose Francisco Salgado, visual artist
Sierra: Jubilo
Abels: Global Warming
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Holst: The Planets – Jupiter
Estacio: Borealis
Berlioz: “Un Bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition
Holst: The Planets – Mars
8 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

May 22

Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist
Mozart: Piano Sonata K. 576
Debussy: Images, Book 2
Hamelin: Pavane variee
Hamelin: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Schubert: Four Impromptus D. 935
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

The Chicago Ensemble
Haydn: Trio for flute, cello and piano in F Major
Pierne: Sonata da Camera, Opus 48
Ravel: Chansons Madecasses
Castillo: Incident for Cello and Piano
Guridi: Seis Canciones Castellanas
Rorem: Trio
3 p.m. International House, Hyde Park

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Horns
Telemann: Suite from Tafelmusik
Durante: La Pazzia
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center, Skokie
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

May 23

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Jose Francisco Salgado, visual artist
Sierra: Jubilo
Abels: Global Warming
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Holst: The Planets – Jupiter
Estacio: Borealis
Berlioz: “Un Bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition
Holst: The Planets – Mars
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Horns
Telemann: Suite from Tafelmusik
Durante: La Pazzia
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

May 24

The Chicago Ensemble
Haydn: Trio for flute, cello and piano in F Major
Pierne: Sonata da Camera, Opus 48
Ravel: Chansons Madecasses
Castillo: Incident for Cello and Piano
Guridi: Seis Canciones Castellanas
Rorem: Trio
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

May 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Ibert: Bacchanale
Dusapin: Outscape
Holst: The Planets
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Ibert: Bacchanale
Dusapin: Outscape
Holst: The Planets
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 28

Chicago Philharmonic &
Cirque de la Symphonie
Scott Speck, conductor
Music by Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Bizet, Khachaturian and others
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Ibert: Bacchanale
Dusapin: Outscape
Holst: The Planets
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

May 29

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Ibert: Bacchanale
Dusapin: Outscape
Holst: The Planets
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Orion Ensemble
Mathias Tacke, violinist
Stephen Boe, violist
Dvorak: Miniatures for two violins and viola
Beach: Piano Quintet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Geneva

May 31

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Ibert: Bacchanale
Dusapin: Outscape
Holst: The Planets
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

June 1

Orion Ensemble
Mathias Tacke, violinist
Stephen Boe, violist
Dvorak: Miniatures for two violins and viola
Beach: Piano Quintet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
7:30 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave

June 5

Orion Ensemble
Mathias Tacke, violinist
Stephen Boe, violist
Dvorak: Miniatures for two violins and viola
Beach: Quintet for string quartet and piano
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

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April 25

Music of the Baroque
Paul Agnew, conductor
Great Purcell Anthems
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
Jay Friedman, conductor
Deborah Williams, soprano, Deborah Guscott, mezzo-soprano
Mahler: Symphony No.2 (Resurrection)
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

April 26

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Verdi: Falstaff
Ambrogio Maestri, Eleonora Buratto, Luca Salsi, Rosa Feola, Saimir Pirgu, Daniela Barcellona, Laura Polverelli, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani,Luca Dall’Amico, Saverio Fiore; Riccardo Muti, conductor
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

April 28

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, pianist
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 29

New Chicago Brass
Sampson: Chants and Flourishes
DiLorenzo: American Anthem
Widdoes: Concertino
Plog: Music for Brass Octet
Premru: 5 Movements from Divertimento
Williams: Quidditch
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Park Ridge

Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Proclamation! The Black Composer Speaks
Music by Kahil El’Zabar, Jeffrey Mumford and Jesse Montgomery
7:30 p.m. at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Hyde Park

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, pianist
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
8 p.m. Symphony Center

April 30

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)\
OpenICE Marathon in Chicago
Katinka Kleijn, cellist and David Bowlin, violinist
Music of various composers, including a String Duo by Sofia Gubaidulina
3 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)\
OpenICE Marathon in Chicago
Tony Arnold, soprano and Jacob Greenberg, pianist
Helmut Lachenmann: Got Lost
Dai Fujikura: Bright Codes
4 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)\
OpenICE Marathon in Chicago
Craig Taborn and Cory Smythe, duo pianists
Improvisations and original pieces
6 p.m. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Laura Wild, soprano
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
7:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

William Ferris Chorale
Tower Chorale
Choir of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Music of Leo Nestor
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
williamferrischorale.org

Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Schubert: Die schone Mullerin
7:30 p.m. Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, pianist
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22
Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Yossif Ivanov, violinist
Marta Aznavorian, pianist
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1
Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3
Ysaye: Sonata No. 3 for solo violin
Stravinsky: Divertimento (from Le baiser de la fee)
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia

May 2016

May 1

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Laura Wild, soprano
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

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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
Harristheaterchicago.org

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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