Calendar

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

Orlando Pulse Benefit Concert
Lakeview Orchestra
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
7:30 p.m. Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University

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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July 1

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano
Dane Thomas, tenor
David John Pike, baritone
Gidon Saks, bass
Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Martinů: The Epic of Gilgamesh
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 2

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano
Dane Thomas, tenor
David John Pike, baritone
Gidon Saks, bass
Dvořák: The Golden Spinning Wheel
Martinů: The Epic of Gilgamesh
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 4

Grant Park Music Festival
National Youth Choir Of Scotland
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Bell, conductor
Patriotic Favorites
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 5

Grant Park Music Festival
National Youth Choir Of Scotland
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Bell, conductor
Patriotic Favorites
2 p.m. Garfield Park Conservatory
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Rush Hour Concerts
Lincoln Trio
Arensky Piano Trio No.1
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

Ravinia Festival
Emerson String Quartet
Haydn: Op. 76 String Quartets, Nos. 75-80
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 6

Ravinia Festival
Midori, violinist
Miriam Fried, violinist
Atar Arad, violist
Paul Biss, violist
Christoph Richter, cellist
Menahem Pressler, pianist
Mozart: Piano Trio No. 6 in G Major, K.564
Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major, Op.10
Brahms: String Quintet No. 2
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

Grant Park Music Festival
Movie Night
Grant Park Orchestra
Andrés Franco, conductor
Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights
8 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 8

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Kevin Stites, conductor
Kathy Voytko, soprano
Karen Mason, mezzo-soprano
Hugh Panaro, tenor
Ben Crawford, baritone
A Cole Porter Celebration
8 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 9

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Kevin Stites, conductor
Kathy Voytko, soprano
Karen Mason, mezzo-soprano
Hugh Panaro, tenor
Ben Crawford, baritone
A Cole Porter Celebration
8 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 12

Rush Hour Concerts
Spektral Quartet; Daniel Schlosberg, pianist
Schumann: Piano Quintet
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

Ravinia Festival
Menahem Pressler, pianist
Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 (“Tempest”)
Kurtág: Impromptu al ongarese … to Menahem Pressler
Debussy: Estampes
Chopin: Ballade No. 3
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violinist
Marsalis: Concerto in D (American premiere)
Respighi: The Fountains of Rome
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
8 p.m. Ravinia Pavilion

July 13

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Michal Nesterowicz, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Lutoslawski: Little Suite (Mala Suite)
Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Holst: The Planets (with HD film)
8 p.m. Ravinia Pavilion

July 15

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Christoph König, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 55
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Takács String Quartet
Anthony McGill, clarinetist
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op.18, no.2
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 16

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Christoph König, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 55
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Elgar: Cello Concerto (with film)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Ravinia

July 19

Rush Hour Concerts
Ravinia Rising Stars
TBA
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

Ravinia Festival
Chanticleer
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 20

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
Michael Ward-Bergeman, accordian
Jamey Haddad, percussionist
Cyro Baptista, percussionist
Golijov: Azul
Glass: Life: A Journey through Time
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
Strauss: Don Juan
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
8 p.m. Ravinia July 20

July 21

Ravinia Festival
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Alexander Schmalcz, pianist
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
Schumann: Dichterliebe
Schumann: Liederkreis
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 22

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Regina Carter, violinist
Johnson: Harlem Symphony
Ellington: Slave Song/Come Sunday
Ellington: Imagine My Frustration
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Johnson: Victory Stride
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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Ravinia Festival
Julia Hsu, pianist
Peter Serkin, pianist
Schumann/Bizet: Six Studies in Canonic Form
Bizet: Selections from Jeux d’enfants
Mozart: Piano Sonata for Four Hands
Schubert: Allegro in A Minor
Schubert: Grand Rondo in A Major
Brahms: Selections from Hungarian Dances
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 23

Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
James Levine, conductor
Ying Fang, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzo Soprano
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
7 p.m. Ravinia

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Regina Carter, violinist
Johnson: Harlem Symphony
Ellington: Slave Song/Come Sunday
Ellington: Imagine My Frustration
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Johnson: Victory Stride
7:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 24

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, director
Morley: It was a lover and his lass

Arne: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Vaughan-Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Harris: Shakespeare Songs Book VI
Harris: Who is Sylvia

Tavener: Fear No More

Wertsch: A Shakespeare Suite

Olson: A Summer Sonnet
Hughes: If we shadows have offended
3 p.m. Columbus Park Refectory
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Ravinia Festival
George Li, pianist
Haydn: Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme by Corelli
Liszt: Consolation No. 3
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
6 p.m. Bennett Gordon Hall

July 25

Ravinia Festival
Jorge Federico Osorio, pianist
Haydn: Andante con variazioni in F Minor
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Brahms: Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 26

Rush Hour Concerts
Brant Taylor, cellist; Kuang-Hao Huang, pianist
Music of Janacek and Schumann
5:45 p.m. St. James Cathedral

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Chorus
Christopher Bell, director
Morley: It was a lover and his lass

Arne: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Vaughan-Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Harris: Shakespeare Songs Book VI
Harris: Who is Sylvia

Tavener: Fear No More

Wertsch: A Shakespeare Suite

Olson: A Summer Sonnet
Hughes: If we shadows have offended
7 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center
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Ravinia Festival
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ben Gernon, conductor
Debussy: La mer
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Stravinsky: The Firebird (with puppets)
8 p.m. Ravinia

July 27

Grant Park Music Festival
Grant Park Orchestra
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Ryan Opera Center Artists
Muhly: Mixed Messages

Muhly: Two Songs for soprano and orchestra
Floyd: Of Mice and Men, Act I
6:30 p.m. Pritzker Pavilion
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July 28

Ravinia Festival
Zukerman Trio
Glière: Duos for Violin and Cello
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1
7:30 p.m. Martin Theatre

July 29

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
6:30 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center
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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 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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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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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
gpmf.org; 312-742-7640

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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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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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 17

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
gpmf.org; 312-742-7640

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

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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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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