Calendar

September 25

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1
Stravinsky: Four Songs
Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello
Farkas: Nepdalszonatina
3 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Orion Ensemble
Wintle: Pontoon-Bridge Miracle
Mozart: Duo in B-flat Major for violin and viola, K.424
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493
Zemlinsky: Trio in D minor
7:30 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

September 26

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1
Stravinsky: Four Songs
Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello
Farkas: Nepdalszonatina
7:30 p.m. Dreihaus Museum

September 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Strauss: Don Juan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 28

Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company
Hamlet (The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org; 312-334-7777

Orion Ensemble
Wintle: Pontoon-Bridge Miracle
Mozart: Duo in B-flat Major for violin and viola, K.424
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493
Zemlinsky: Trio in D minor
7:30 p.m. Pianoforte Studios
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

September 29

Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company
Hamlet (The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org; 312-334-7777

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Opera Theater
Martin: Le vin herbe
Lani Stait, Bernard Holcomb; Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

October 1

Chicago Opera Theater
Martin: Le vin herbe
Lani Stait, Bernard Holcomb; Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
3 p.m. Music Box Theater

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
6 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 2

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
Jay Friedman, conductor
Winston Choi, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
4 p.m. Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, River Forest

October 4

Lakeview Orchestra
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Heather Wittles, violinist
Nazar Dzhuryn, cellist
Irina Feoktistova, pianist
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Nettlehorst School

October 5

Ear Taxi Festival
Patricia Barber and Whitney Morrison
Barber: Angels, Birds and I
5:30 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Ear Taxi Festival
Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Stephen Burns, conductor
Alex Mincek: Pendulum II: Yap, Yaw, Yawp
Elizabeth Ogonek: Ringing the Quiet
Mischa Zupko: Farenheit

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Allen Tinkham, conductor
Jonathan Newman: Blow it Up, Start Again
Eric Malmquist: Prairie Music

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Erina Yashima, conductor
Mason Bates: Desert Transport
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

October 6

Ear Taxi Festival
Solo Carillon Concert
Joey Brink, organist
Iddo Aharony: the way nets cannot hold water
Tomas I. Gueglio Saccone: Invention – Music for Bells
Brink: Capriccio, Invocation and Letters from the sky
12 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, Hyde Park
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Students from the People’s Music School
Anthony Cheung: Assumed Roles
Marcos Balter: Divertimento Concertante

Northwestern University’s Bienen Contemporary Music Ensemble
Ben Bolter, conductor
Hans Thomalla: Wonderblock

Northwestern University’s Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble
Donald Nally, conductor
Ted Hearne: Consent
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Michael Mulcahy, trombonist
Franck: Le chasseur maudit
Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 7

Ear Taxi Festival
Civitas Ensemble, Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, Jennie Oh Brown, flutist, George Flynn, pianist
Augusta Read Thomas: Triple Marionette Movement 1
Shawn E. Okpebholo: On a Poem by Miho Nonaka: Harvard Square
Lee Hyla: One More Time (Waltz for Eric)
Seth Boustead: Chicago Song
Lawrence Axelrod: From the Shore
George Flynn: Third Salvage Meditation
Amy Wurtz: Songs and Dances
Stacy Garrop: Teeny Tango
12 p.m. PianoForte Studios
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Michael Mulcahy, trombonist
Franck: Le chasseur maudit
Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Ear Taxi Festival
Hidden Spaces
Chicago Academy for the Arts New Music Ensemble
Pieces inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities
1:40 p.m. Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave.
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Latino Music Festival
Avalon String Quartet
Barilari: Musing on the Nature of Time
Leone: String Quartet No. 4
Riu: From Freigeld to the Bitcoin
5:30 p.m. Harris Theater Cube Space
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Spektral Quartet
Samuel Adams: Quartet Movement
Tomeka Reid: Prospective Dwellers
George Lewis: String Quartet 1.5: Experiments in Living

Ensemble dal Niente
Michael Lewanski, conductor
Pierce Gradone: To Paint Their Madness
Chris Fisher-Lochhead: stutter-step the concept
Jeff Parker: Water on Glass
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

October 8

Ear Taxi Festival
Civitas Ensemble
David Clay Mettens: Tangled lines, luminous tangents

Gaudete Brass
Stacy Garrop: Legends of Olympus
Hope Littwin: A Lullaby for the Tender Hearted in the Age of Anxiety
Jessica A. Hunt: Colloquy=
12 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Fonema Consort
Pablo Chin: (in)armonia: retratos 1
Joan Arnau Pamies: Produktiontransmittel 1
1 p.m. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Access Contemporary Music
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
New Songs on the Poems of Carl Sandburg
Lawrence Axelrod: From the Shore
Seth Boustead: Chicago Song
Yuan-Chen Li: Mist
Andrew McManus: the has-been to beachey
Timothy Page: Fences
2 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Tim Munro, flutist
Munro: breath
David Reminick: Seven Somniloquies

Winston Choi, pianist and synthesizer player
Igor Santos: etudes
3 p.m. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
NewMusicBox LIVE
5 p.m. Harris Theater Cube Space
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Third Coast Percussion and Spektral Quartet
Third Coast: Reaction Yield
Augusta Read Thomas: Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals)

Chicago Harp Quartet
Carolyn O’Brien: Plectra

Arcomusical
Gregory Beyer: Berimbau Sextet No. 1, Kora
Alexis C. Lamb: Apenas seja

All Ear Taxi Festival Musicians
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Drew Baker, NOX
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Michael Mulcahy, trombonist
Franck: Le chasseur maudit
Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 9

Ear Taxi Festival
Chicago Composers Orchestra
Allen Tinkham, conductor
Brian Baxter: Roots Run Deep
Olivia Block: Lazarus
Kathleen Ginther: Lake Effect
Randall West: Copper
12 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
Shanna Gutierrez and Collect/Project
Kyong Mee Choi: Freed
Nomi Epstein: for Collect/Project
Frederick Gifford: MOBILE 2016 (Shadow play)
Francisco Castillo Trigueros: En la orilla gris, silencio
1 p.m. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Ear Taxi Festival
Ensemble 20+
Jessica Aszodi, soprano
Andrew Nogal, oboist
Michael Lewanski, conductor
Bernard Rands: Concertino
Eliza Brown: A Soundwalk with Resi
2 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival
MAVerick Ensemble
William Jason Raynovich: how dark and single
Janice Misurell-Mitchell: Clameurs, Melodie

Alyson Berger, cellist
Amy Wurtz, pianist
Sarah J. Ritch: Dirge
Wurtz: Songs and Dances
3 p.m. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Chicago Opera Theater
Martin: Le vin herbe
Lani Stait, Bernard Holcomb; Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
3 p.m. Music Box Theater

Ear Taxi Festival
Latitude 49
Shulamit Ran: Birkat Haderekh – Blessing for the Road II

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Joe Clark: not merely bad or broken

Amos Gillespie and Taimur Sullivan, saxophonists
Gillespie: Lacework
4 p.m. Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Rapchak, conductor
Zachary Brandon, violinist
Chabrier: Danse Slav from The King in Spite of Himself
Debussy: Clair de lune
Saint-Saens: Havanaise
Offenbach/Rosenthal: Gaite Parisienne
4 p.m. Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, Northbrook
http://northbrooksymphony.org/; 847-272-0755

Ear Taxi Festival
Fifth House Ensemble
Dan Visconti: Soundings

a.pe.ri.od.ic
Michael Pisaro: festhalten/loslassen

Picosa
Jonathan Kirk: Mechanical Birds
5 p.m. Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

Ear Taxi Festival

Blowout Party
Marc Mellits: Gravity
Nicole Mitchell: Wild Card
Marta Ptaszynska: Elegia in Memoriam John Paul II
Christopher Wendell Jones: Plastic Moment
Aaron Cassidy: I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips
LJ White: Zin zin zin zin
8:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Constellation
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

October 10

Ear Taxi Festival
MusicNOW
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Manual Cinema
Marc Mellits: Splinter
Katherine Young: where the moss glows and the water is black
Sam Pluta: Tile Mosaic (After Chagall)
Kyle Vegter: Monday or Tuesday
7 p.m. Harris Theater
http://www.eartaxifestival.com/

October 13

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 14

The University of Chicago Presents
Apollo’s Fire
Telemann: Don Quixote Suite
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Handel: Chaconne from Terpsichore
Vivaldi/Sorrell: La Folia
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, Hyde Park
chicagopresents.uchicago.edu; 773-702-8068

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Dvorak: Husitska Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 15

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Holly Mathieson, conductor
Stefan Milenkovich, violinist
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
7:30 p.m. Governors State Center for Performing Arts, University Park

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

Ravinia Festival
InMo Yang, violinist
Renana Gutman, pianist
Bach: Solo Violin Sonata No. 1
Janacek: Violin Sonata
Szymanowski: Three Paganini Caprices
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F Major
8:30 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

October 16

Avalon String Quartet
Arriaga: String Quartet No. 1
Ginastera: String Quartet No. 3 with Soprano, Op. 40
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Civitas Ensemble
Martinu: Quartet
Fibich: Quintet for violin, cello, clarinet, French horn and piano
Janacek: String Quartet No. 2 (Kreutzer Sonata)
3 p.m. Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University

October 17

Beyond the Aria
Eric Owens, Piotr Beczala, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi; Craig Terry, pianist and director
7:30 p.m. Stage of the Pritzker Pavilion

October 18

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
John Sharp, cellist
Dvorak: Husitska Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 19

Fifth House Ensemble
Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40
Khachaturian: Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Reinecke: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Horn
5:30 p.m. Driehaus Museum

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 96 (Serioso)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4
Mendelssohn: Octet, Op. 20
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater

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

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
8 p.m. Symphony Center

October 20

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Emanuel Ax, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

October 21

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Emanuel Ax, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Newberry Consort
The Clown: Kemp’s Jig
Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitarist
8 p.m. Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library

October 22

eighth blackbird
David Lang: Composition as Explanation
Continuous performance throughout club
12 p.m. –5 p.m. Arts Club of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tania Ariane Baumgartner, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House
lyricopera.org; 312-827-5600

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, conductor
Emanuel Ax, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Newberry Consort
The Clown: Kemp’s Jig
Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitarist
8 p.m. Logan Center, Hyde Park

Chicago a cappella
The Birds and the Bees
8 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville

October 23

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

CSO Chamber at AIC
Meridian String Quartet
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 (Kabardinian)
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4
2 p.m. Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Rudolf Buchbinder, pianist
Bach: English Suite No. 3
Schubert: Four impromptus, D. 899
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 14, No.2
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 57 (Appassionata)
3 p.m. Symphony Center

Newberry Consort
The Clown: Kemp’s Jig
Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitarist
3 p.m. Galvin Recital Hall, Evanston

Chicago a cappella
The Birds and the Bees
4 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park

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

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
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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.

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
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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

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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September 22

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Strauss: Don Juan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 23

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Strauss: Don Juan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 25

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1
Stravinsky: Four Songs
Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello
Farkas: Nepdalszonatina
3 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston

Orion Ensemble
Wintle: Pontoon-Bridge Miracle
Mozart: Duo in B-flat Major for violin and viola, K.424
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493
Zemlinsky: Trio in D minor
7:30 p.m. Music Institute of Chicago
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

September 26

Rembrandt Chamber Players
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1
Stravinsky: Four Songs
Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello
Farkas: Nepdalszonatina
7:30 p.m. Dreihaus Museum

September 27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Strauss: Don Juan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 28

Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company
Hamlet (The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org; 312-334-7777

Orion Ensemble
Wintle: Pontoon-Bridge Miracle
Mozart: Duo in B-flat Major for violin and viola, K.424
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K.493
Zemlinsky: Trio in D minor
7:30 p.m. Pianoforte Studios
orionensemble.org; 630-628-9591

September 29

Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company
Hamlet (The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan)
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
harristheaterchicago.org; 312-334-7777

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

September 30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

Chicago Opera Theater
Martin: Le vin herbe
Lani Stait, Bernard Holcomb; Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
7:30 p.m. Music Box Theater

October 1

Lyric Opera
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Eric Owens, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Tobias Kehrer; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
6 p.m. Civic Opera House

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce Di Donato, mezzo-soprano
Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org; 312-294-3000

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