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December 10

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Squires, conductor
Marisa Buchheit, soprano
Elgin Master Chorale
Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
Holiday Concert
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Wicker Park Choral Singers
“Noël: French Carols”
Music of Poulenc, Sweelinck, Britten, and Lauridsen
3 p.m. St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood Ave.

Apollo Chorus Chicago
Handel: Messiah
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Mark Van Arsdale, tenor and Levi Hernandez, baritone; Stephen Alltop, conductor
7 p.m. Harris Theater

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Andrew Staples, Christiane Karg, Kathryn Lewek, Adam Plachetka, Christof Fischesser; Rory Macdonald, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Chamber Choir
Carols by Candlelight
7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Squires, conductor
Marisa Buchheit, soprano
Elgin Master Chorale
Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Music at St. Matthew’s
Lynch: Joseph’s Gift
Janes Janssen, music director
7:30 p.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violinist
Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Anne Haider, conductor
Holidays a cappella: Tales and Legends
8 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

December 11

William Ferris Chorale
Christmas with the Chorale
2 p.m. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lakeview
williamferrischorale.org; 773-508-2940

Apollo Chorus Chicago
Handel: Messiah
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano, Mark Van Arsdale, tenor and Levi Hernandez, baritone; Stephen Alltop, conductor
2 p.m. Harris Theater

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Squires, conductor
Marisa Buchheit, soprano
Elgin Master Chorale
Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
Holiday Concert
2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

Chicago a cappella
Anne Haider, conductor
Holidays a cappella: Tales and Legends
3 p.m. St. Clement Church, Deming Place

Music at St. Matthew’s
Lynch: Joseph’s Gift
Janes Janssen, music director
3 p.m. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Chamber Opera Chicago
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Barbara Landis, K. L. Burkhardt, Christopher Lorimer, Aaron Stegemoller, Patrick Blackwell, Robert Brady; Victoria Bond, conductor
Bond: The Miracle of Hanukkah!
Victoria Bond, Conductor
3 p.m. Royal George Theatre

Wicker Park Choral Singers
“Noël: French Carols”
Music of Poulenc, Sweelinck, Britten, and Lauridsen
3 p.m. Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne Ave.

Chicago Chorale
Bruce Tammen, conductor
Advent Vespers by Rachmaninoff, Gretchaninoff and Chesnokov
5 p.m. Monastery of the Holy Cross

Chicago Master Singers
Ars Viva Brass Ensemble
Alan Heatherington, conductor
Christmas Program
7:00 p.m. Techny Towers, Northbrook

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Holiday Baroque
Handel: Organ Concerto in B-flat Major
Bach: Non sa che sia dolore BWV 209
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach: Italian Concerto
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
7:30 p.m. Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston

December 12

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Andrew Staples, Christiane Karg, Kathryn Lewek, Adam Plachetka, Christof Fischesser; Rory Macdonald, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

December 13

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Samuel Adams: Drift and Providence
Copland: Symphony No. 3
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 14

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Andrew Staples, Christiane Karg, Kathryn Lewek, Adam Plachetka, Christof Fischesser; Rory Macdonald, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Schuller: Symphony for Brass and Percussion
Schuman: When Jesus Wept
Bernstein: Presto Barbaro from On the Waterfront
Debussy: Fanfare from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian
Tomasi: To Be or Not To Be
Faure: Pavane
Poulenc: Four Small Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi
Tomasi: Liturgical Fanfares
8 p.m. Symphony Center

December 15

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cellist
Stravinsky: Scenes de ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral
Paul Agnew, conductor
Music by: Victoria, Von Bingen, Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others
8 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

December 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cellist
Stravinsky: Scenes de ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
7 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Anne Haider, conductor
Holidays a cappella: Tales and Legends
7:30 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral
Paul Agnew, conductor
Music by: Victoria, Von Bingen, Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others
8 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, Old Town
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

December 17

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Grande Prairie Singers and Children’s Choir
Francesco Milioto, conductor
Winter Wonderland Holiday Concert
3 p.m. Lincoln-Way West Performing Arts Center, New Lenox

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral
Paul Agnew, conductor
Music by: Victoria, Von Bingen, Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others
3 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Chicago Chamber Choir
Carols by Candlelight
7:30 p.m. Unity Lutheran Church

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cellist
Stravinsky: Scenes de ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago a cappella
Anne Haider, conductor
Holidays a cappella: Tales and Legends
8 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

December 18

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cellist
Stravinsky: Scenes de ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Chamber Choir
Carols by Candlelight
3 p.m. Anderson Chapel, North Park University

Music of the Baroque
Holiday Brass and Choral
Paul Agnew, conductor
Music by: Victoria, Von Bingen, Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius and others
3 p.m. Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, conductor
Holiday Delights
3:30 p.m. Oak Park Arts Center

Chamber Opera Chicago
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Barbara Landis, K. L. Burkhardt, Christopher Lorimer, Aaron Stegemoller, Patrick Blackwell, Robert Brady; Victoria Bond, conductor
Bond: The Miracle of Hanukkah!
Victoria Bond, Conductor
3 p.m. Royal George Theatre

Chicago a cappella
Anne Haider, conductor
Holidays a cappella: Tales and Legends
4 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oak Park

Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Malcolm London, rapper
Frank Babbitt, narrator
Concert for Peace
Lang: How to Pray
Hearne: But I Voted for Shirley Chisholm
Lang: Are You Experienced: On Being Hit on the Head
Riley: In C
4 p.m. Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph

Lakeside Singers
Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church

Morton Feldman Chamber Players
Feldman: For John Cage
8:30 p.m. Constellation

December 19

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1 – 6
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org; 312-334-7777

December 20

Vienna Boys Choir
Christmas in Vienna
3 p.m. Symphony Center

December 21

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
3 p.m. Symphony Center

December 22

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
3 p.m. Symphony Center

December 23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
1 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members
Emil de Cou, conductor
“Merry, Merry Chicago”
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Chicago Children’s Choir
4:30 p.m. Symphony Center

December 26

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
2 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

December 28

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
2 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

December 29

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
8 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

December 30

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
8 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

December 31

Salute to Vienna
Strauss Symphony of America
Chicago Philharmonic
Lila Galambos, soprano, Thomas Weinhappel, tenor
Niels Muus, conductor
2:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
8 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

January 1, 2017

Light Opera Works
Strauss: Die Fledermaus
2 p.m. Cahn Auditorium, Evanston

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November 26

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Berlioz: Les Troyens

Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich, Lucas Meachem, Christian Van Horn; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
5:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

November 27

Schola Antiqua
Advent Music from Long Ago
5 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, Hyde Park

November 28

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Massenet: Don Quichotte
Ferruccio Furlanetto, Clementine Margaine, Nicola Alaimo;
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

November 30

Civic Orchestra of
Bach Marathon Finale
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6
7 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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October 24

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Handel: Harp Concerto in B-flat Major
Handel: Alexander’s Feast
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org; 312-551-1414

October 26

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Albina Shagimuratova, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, Adrian Sampetrean; Enrique Mazzola, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

October 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Baiba Skride, violinist
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
8 p.m. Symphony Center

October 28

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Baiba Skride, violinist
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
7:30 p.m. Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College

University of Chicago Presents
Danish String Quartet
Torleif Thedeen, cellist
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 144
Schubert: String Quintet, D. 956
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Chicago Fringe Opera
Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar
The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
Emma Sorenson, Diana Stoic, Leigh Folta; Catherine O’Shaughnessy,conductor
8:30 p.m. Mason Hall at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble
Muhly: Dark Sisters
8 p.m. Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston

October 29

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
Original and traditional Chinese orchestral music
2:30 p.m. Symphony Center

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Albina Shagimuratova, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, Adrian Sampetrean; Enrique Mazzola, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Baiba Skride, violinist
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
8 p.m. Symphony Center

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble
Muhly: Dark Sisters
8 p.m. Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston

Chicago a cappella
The Birds and the Bees
8 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Golijov: Last Round
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Rivera: Popol-Vuh
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Rivera: PizziCuban Polka
Galindo: Sones de Mariachi
8 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

October 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Baiba Skride, violinist
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ives: The Unanswered Question
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, conductor
Jory Vinikour, harpsichordist
Marie Tachouet, flutist
David Perry, violinist
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 5
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Nyman: Concerto for Amplified Harpsichord and Strings
Herrmann: Car Ride and Shower Scene from Psycho
Woolf: My Insect Bride
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5
3 p.m. Harris Theater
chicagophilharmonic.org; 866-811-4111

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble
Muhly: Dark Sisters
3 p.m. Prop Theatre, 3502 N. Elston

Chicago a cappella
The Birds and the Bees
4 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church, Oak Park

Chicago Fringe Opera
Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar
The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
Emma Sorenson, Diana Stoic, Leigh Folta; Catherine O’Shaughnessy, conductor
7:30 p.m. Mason Hall at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.

October 31

Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Golijov: Last Round
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Rivera: Popol-Vuh
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Rivera: PizziCuban Polka
Galindo: Sones de Mariachi
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center

November 1

Chicago Fringe Opera
Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar
The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
Emma Sorenson, Diana Stoic, Leigh Folta; Catherine O’Shaughnessy,conductor
8:30 p.m. Mason Hall at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.

November 3

Chicago Fringe Opera
Missy Mazzoli: Song from the Uproar
The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
Emma Sorenson, Diana Stoic, Leigh Folta; Catherine O’Shaughnessy,conductor
8:30 p.m. Mason Hall at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.

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