November 27

Mon Nov 22, 2021 at 2:55 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Streaming and In-Person
North Shore Chamber Music Festival
“Astor Piazzolla Centennial Celebration”
Philippe Quint, violinist
Jun Cho, pianist
7:30 p.m. PianoForte
nscmf.org

Lyric Opera
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Pavel Petrov, Ying Fang, Huw Montagu Rendall, Lila Dufy, Tareq Nazmi; Karen Kamensek, conductor
7:30 p.m. Civic Opera House

November 28

Lyric Opera
Catán: Florencia en el Amazonas
Ana Maria Martinez, Gabriella Reyes, Mario Rojas, Levi Hernandez; Jordan de Souza, conductor
2 p.m. Civic Opera House

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Richard Croft, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. North Shore Center, Skokie
baroque.org

November 29

Music of the Baroque
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Handel: Messiah
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Richard Croft, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. Harris Theater
baroque.org

Streaming through December 6

Third Coast Baroque
“Song of Songs”
thirdcoastbaroque.org

December 2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Ray Chen, violinist
Lindberg: Serenades (world premiere)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Newberry Consort
“A Mexican Christmas”
8 p.m. St. John Cantius Church
newberryconsort.org

December 3

Grossman Ensemble
Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor
Baldwin Giang: roses
Dongryul Lee: TIMESTORY, Book I: An Astropastoral
Amy Williams: Telephone
Krzysztof Wołek: 2051: A Space Odyssey
7:30 p.m. Logan Center

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Ray Chen, violinist
Lindberg: Serenades (world premiere)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Newberry Consort
“A Mexican Christmas”
8 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston
newberryconsort.org

December 4

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Ray Chen, violinist
Lindberg: Serenades (world premiere)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

December 5

Newberry Consort
“A Mexican Christmas”
3 p.m. Mother of the Americas Parish
newberryconsort.org

December 7

Chanticleer
“A Chanticleer Christmas”
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
cso.org

December 8

Chanticleer
“A Chanticleer Christmas”
7:30 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church
cso.org

December 9

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violinist
Frank: Haillí-Serenata (world premiere)
Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

December 10

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Master Chorale
Andrew Lewis, conductor
“Holiday Spectacular
8 pm Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake
elginsymphony.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violinist
Frank: Haillí-Serenata (world premiere)
Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

December 11

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Master Chorale
Andrew Lewis, conductor
“Holiday Spectacular
12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center
elginsymphony.org

Chicago Opera Theater
Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus
Martin Bakari, Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Leah Dexter; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
7:30 p.m. Studebaker Theater

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violinist
Frank: Haillí-Serenata (world premiere)
Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Chicago Chorale
Axiom Brass
“A Chicago Chorale Christmas”
8 p.m. St. Michael’s Church
chicagochorale.org

December 12

Chicago Chorale
Axiom Brass
“A Chicago Chorale Christmas”
3 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Church
chicagochorale.org

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Elgin Master Chorale
Andrew Lewis, conductor
“Holiday Spectacular
3 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center
elginsymphony.org

December 15

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Transcriptions of music by Mozart, Brahms, Holst and Mahler
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

December 16

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia van Doren, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Ben Bliss, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Music of the Baroque
Andrew Megill, conductor
Brass and Choral Concert
8 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
baroque.org

December 17

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia van Doren, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Ben Bliss, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
1:30 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Chicago Opera Theater
Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus
Martin Bakari, Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Leah Dexter; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
7:30 p.m. Studebaker Theater

Music of the Baroque
Andrew Megill, conductor
Brass and Choral Concert
8 p.m. St. Michael’s Church
baroque.org

December 18

Music of the Baroque
Andrew Megill, conductor
Brass and Choral Concert
2 p.m. Faith, Hope & Charity Church, Winnetka
baroque.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia van Doren, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Ben Bliss, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

December 19

Music of the Baroque
Andrew Megill, conductor
Brass and Choral Concert
2 p.m. Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston
baroque.org

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia van Doren, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Ben Bliss, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Center
cso.org

Chicago Opera Theater
Adamo: Becoming Santa Claus
Martin Bakari, Nina Yoshida Nelsen, Leah Dexter; Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
3 p.m. Studebaker Theater

December 26

Salute to Vienna
New Year’s Concert
Strauss Symphony of America
Alastair Willis, conductor
Micaëla Oeste, soprano
Norman Reinhard, tenor
First State Ballet Theatre
2:30 p.m. Symphony Center

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