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Mar 22

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Verdi, La traviata
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Michael Christie, Conductor
Arin Arbus, Director
Riccardo Hernandez, Set Designer
Cait O'Connor, Costume Designer
Albina Shagimuratova, Violetta Valéry
Giorgio Berrugi, Alfredo Germont
Željko Lučić, Giorgio Germont
TBC, Flora Bervoix, Gastone de Letorières, Baron Douphol, Annina, Marquis d'Obigny, Dr Grenvil
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Mar 22, 24 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

An American in Paris - to accompany the film
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Gershwin, An American in Paris
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Constantine Kitsopoulos, Conductor
Mar 23

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
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Sibelius, Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, Violin
Sat 23 Mar at 19:00

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala
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Renée Fleming, Soprano
Sun 24 Mar at 16:00

South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago

Silent Sherlock
Works by Nazziola
Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, Conductor
Tue 26 Mar at 19:30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

San Francisco Symphony
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Tilson Thomas, Agnegram
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Wed 27 Mar at 19:30

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present Triumph and Joy
Mendelssohn, String Octet in E flat major, Op.20
Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Mar 28, 29, 30, Apr 02

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Salonen conducts Strauss & Bartók
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Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Bartók, Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-soprano
John Relyea, Bass-baritone
Sun 31 Mar at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Maurizio Pollini
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Brahms, Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op.117
Schumann, Concert sans Orchestre (First version of Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, Op.14)
Chopin, Two Nocturnes, Op.62
Chopin, Polonaise no. 5 in F sharp minor, Op.44
Chopin, Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57
Chopin, Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
Maurizio Pollini, Piano
Apr 04, 05 mat, 06

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Shostakovich 9
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Borodin, Symphony no. 2 in B minor
Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Apr 11, 12 mat, 13

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Chopin & The Mermaid
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Berlioz, Le Carnaval romain, Op.9
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op.11
Zemlinsky, Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), symphonic fantasia after H. C. Andersen
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Apr 11 mat, 12 mat, 13 mat, mat, 14 mat

Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Chicago

ABT: Whipped Cream
Whipped Cream (Alexei Ratmansky)
American Ballet Theatre
Fri 12 Apr at 19:30

First United Methodist Church, Chicago

Third Coast Baroque: Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Disenchantment'
Handel, Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a (Chicago premiere)
Third Coast Baroque Orchestra
Nathalie Colas, Soprano
Angela Young Smucker, Mezzo-soprano
Clifton Massey, Countertenor
Owen McIntosh, Tenor
Rubén Dubrovsky, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Schumann, Violin Sonata no. 1 in A minor, Op.105
Fauré, Violin sonata no. 1 in A major, Op.13
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3 in A minor "dans le caractère populaire roumain", Op.25
Midori, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Apr 18, 19 mat, 20, 23

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Ax plays Brahms
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Bartók, Dance Suite, Sz. 77
Debussy, Printemps
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fabien Gabel, Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Apr 25, 26, 27

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Conductor
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Sun 28 Apr at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Murray Perahia
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Murray Perahia, Piano
Sun 28 Apr at 12:00

City Winery, Chicago

Pinot and Piano
Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47
Turina, Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.67
Chicago Philharmonic
Wed 1 May at 20:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Itzhak Perlman & Evgeny Kissin
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Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
May 02, 04, 07

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Pines of Rome
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Cherubini, Anacréon: overture
Berlioz, La Mort de Cléopâtre
Bizet, Symphony in C "Roma"
Respighi, Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
May 03, 04, 05 mat, 09, 10, 11 mat, eve, 12 mat, 14, 15 mat, 16 mat, eve, 17, 18 mat, eve, 19 mat, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23, 24, 25 mat, eve, 26 mat, 28, 29 mat, eve, 30, 31, Jun 01 mat, eve, 02 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

West Side Story
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Bernstein, West Side Story
Lyric Opera of Chicago
TBC, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director
Peter J. Davison, Set Designer
Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer
Jerome Robbins, Choreography
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Fri 3 May at 19:30

North Park University: Anderson Chapel, Chicago

Sensational Singers
Bach, Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV544 (Bach Week Festival premiere)
Bach, Fürchte dich nicht - motet, BWV228
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Telemann, Overture, suite in A minor for recorder / flute, strings and continuo, TWV 55:a2
Bach, Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens - Cantata, BWV148 (Bach Week Festival premiere)
Susan Platts, Mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, Tenor
Lisette Kielson, Recorder
Bach Week Festival Chorus
North Park University Chamber Singers
Bella Voce
Bach Week Festival Orchestra
Richard Webster, Conductor
May 09, 10, 11

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti, Uchida and Mozart
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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K466
Stravinsky, Apollo (Apollon musagète): suite
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Sun 12 May at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Evgeny Kissin
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Evgeny Kissin, Piano
May 16, 17, 18, 21

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Hahn plays Sibelius Violin Concerto
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Rautavaara, A Requiem in Our Time
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mikko Franck, Conductor
Hilary Hahn, Violin
May 23, 24 mat, 25, 26 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
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Ginastera, Dance suite from the ballet Estancia, Op.8a
Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
Chabrier, España
Piazzolla, Sinfonia Buenos Aires, Op.15
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Guitar
Sun 26 May at 19:30

Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Chicago

Cirque de la Symphonie
Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck, Conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie
Jun 06, 07 mat, 08, 11

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Simone Young conducts Wagner and Brahms
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Liszt, Prometheus, S 99
Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine journey
Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 1, arranged for orchestra by Schoenberg
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, Conductor
Sun 9 Jun at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Rudolf Buchbinder
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Haydn, Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major "Waldstein", Op.53
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
Jun 13, 14 mat, 15

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts An American in Paris and Tchaikovsky
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Gershwin, An American in Paris
Stephenson, Bass Trombone Concerto (World première)
Tchaikovsky, Suite no. 3 in G major, for orchestra, Op.55
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Charles Vernon, Bass Trombone
Thu 20 Jun at 18:30

Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma: Complete Bach Cello Suites
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Bach, Cello suite no. 1 in G major, BWV1007
Bach, Cello suite no. 2 in D minor, BWV1008
Bach, Cello suite no. 3 in C major, BWV1009
Bach, Cello suite no. 4 in E flat major, BWV1010
Bach, Cello suite no. 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Bach, Cello suite no. 6 in D major, BWV1012
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Jun 21, 23 mat, 25

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Aida (in concert)
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Verdi, Aida (in concert)
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Krassimira Stoyanova, Aida
Anita Rachvelishvili, Amneris
Francesco Meli, Radamès
Kiril Manolov, Amonasro
Eric Owens, King of Egypt
Ildar Abdrazakov, Ramfis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Sep 19, 20 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti, Andsnes & Grieg Piano Concerto
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Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Scriabin, Rêverie, Op.24
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Sep 26, 27 mat, 28

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Beethoven 1 and 3
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Beethoven, Die Weihe des Hauses: overture (The consecration of the House), Op.124
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Sep 28, Oct 02, 05, 10 mat, 13 mat, 19, 21, 27 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

The Barber of Seville
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Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Rob Ashford, Director
Scott Pask, Set Designer
Catherine Zuber, Costume Designer
Marianne Crebassa, Rosina
Lawrence Brownlee, Count Almaviva
Adam Plachetka, Figaro
Alessandro Corbelli, Dr. Bartolo
Krzysztof Bączyk, Don Basilio
Michael Black, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Oct 03, 04, 05

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Shostakovich 8
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Dorman, Eternal Rhythm
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Cynthia Yeh, Percussion
Oct 10, 11 mat, 12

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Mendelssohn and Lutoslawski
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Prokofiev, Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34
Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.25
Mendelssohn, Capriccio brillant, Op.22
Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Sunwook Kim, Piano
Oct 12, 16, 20 mat, 25, 28, 31 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Luisa Miller
New production
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Verdi, Luisa Miller
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Enrique Mazzola, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director
Michael Yeargan, Set Designer
Dunya Ramicova, Costume Designer
Quinn Kelsey, Miller
Krassimira Stoyanova, Luisa
Joseph Calleja, Rodolfo
Christian Van Horn, Count Walter
Alisa Kolosova, Federica, Duchess of Ostheim
Michael Black, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Sun 13 Oct at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Kirill Gerstein
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.2 no.2
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 16 in G major, Op.31 no.1
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 22 in F major, Op.54
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 19 in G minor, Op.49 no.1
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, Op.7
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Tue 15 Oct at 19:30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Kent Nagano, Conductor
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Oct 17, 18 mat, 19, 20 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
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Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione), Op.8 no. 1-4
Mozart, Divertimento in D major, "Salzburg Symphony" K136 (K125a)
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires) (arr. Desyatnikov)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Julian Rachlin, Conductor, Violin
Oct 24, 25, 29

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Haydn, Symphony no. 44 in E minor "Mourning" (Trauersymphonie)
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, Conductor
Sun 27 Oct at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 6 in A major, Op.30 no.1
Shostakovich, Sonata for violin and piano, Op.134
Kurtág, Tre pezzi, Op.14e
Franck, Violin Sonata in A major
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Lars Vogt, Piano
Nov 01 mat, 02, 05

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti, Kavakos & Beethoven's Violin Concerto
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Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Rands, Dream (CSO commission, World premiere)
Stravinsky, The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée): divertimento
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Nov 02, 06, 10 mat, 13 mat, 16, 22

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Dead Man Walking
New production
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Heggie, Dead Man Walking
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Leonard Foglia, Director
Michael McGarty, Set Designer
Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer
Patricia Racette, Sister Helen Prejean
Ryan McKinny, Joseph De Rocher
Susan Graham, Mrs. Patrick De Rocher
Whitney Morrison, Sister Rose
Clay Hilley, Father Grenville
Gordon Hawkins, George Benton
Michael Black, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Nov 07, 09, 12

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Brahms Double Concerto
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Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): overture
Brahms, Double Concerto in A minor for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.102
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Stephanie Jeong, Violin
Kenneth Olsen, Cello
Sun 10 Nov at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Rudolf Buchbinder
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 5 in C minor, Op.10 no.1
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 6 in F major, Op.10 no. 2
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 7 in D major, Op.10 no.3
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major "Hunt", Op.31 no.3
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
Nov 14, 17 mat, 20 mat, 23, 26, 30, Dec 03, 05 mat, 08 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Mozart, Don Giovanni
Lyric Opera of Chicago
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Robert Falls, Director
Walt Spangler, Set Designer
Ana Kuzmanic, Costume Designer
Ildar Abdrazakov, Don Giovanni
Matthew Rose, Leporello
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Donna Anna
Amanda Majeski, Donna Elvira
Ying Fang, Zerlina
Mika Kares, The Commendatore
Ben Bliss, Don Ottavio
Michael Black, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Thu 14 Nov at 14:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
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The Vienna Boys' Choir
Tue 19 Nov at 19:30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
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Mozart, Scena and Rondo for Soprano, "Ch'io mi scordi di te?", K505
Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, K621: Parto, parto
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano