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Jun 21, 22, 23, 24 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Rossini's Stabat Mater
Mozart, Kyrie in D minor for chorus and orchestra, K341 (K368a)
Cherubini, Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Krassimira Stoyanova, Soprano
Ekaterina Gubanova, Mezzo-soprano
Dmitry Korchak, Tenor
Enea Scala, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Thu 12 Jul at 20:00

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

Joshua Bell Plays Bernstein's Serenade
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Bernstein, Candide: overture
Bernstein, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Sat 14 Jul at 19:30

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

Bernstein's "Ode to Freedom"
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Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Tamara Wilson, Soprano
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, Bass
Fri 27 Jul at 21:00

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
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Works by Bernstein
Jamie Bernstein, Spoken word
Amy Burton, Soprano
Michael Boriskin, Piano
John Musto, Piano
Sat 28 Jul at 11:00

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Leonard Bernstein: 100 Years Young — A New Young People’s Concert
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Bernstein, Candide: overture
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
Bernstein, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Peoria Symphony Orchestra
George Stelluto, Conductor
Jamie Bernstein, Spoken word
Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano
Harmony Zhu, Piano
Rabia Brooke, Violin
Sat 28 Jul at 19:30

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

Bernstein's Mass
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Bernstein, Mass
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Kevin Newbury, Director
Chicago Children's Choir
Vocality
Paulo Szot, Baritone
Fri 10 Aug at 19:30
Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival: Martin Theatre, Chicago

Bernstein and Friends
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Works by Bernstein
Nadine Sierra, Soprano
Michael Fabiano, Tenor
Kevin Murphy, Piano
Sat 18 Aug at 19:30

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

Bernstein Centennial Celebration
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Bernstein, Slava! A Political Overture
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Igor Levit, Piano
Sun 19 Aug at 19:30

Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Chicago

First Symphonies of Bernstein & Mahler
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Bernstein, Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-soprano
Tue 11 Sep at 19:30

Ravinia Festival: Martin Theatre, Chicago

In Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington
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Works by Bernstein
Works by Ellington
Lara Downes, Piano
Theo Bleckmann, Vocals
Wed 12 Sep at 18:00

Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall, Chicago

Bernstein, Wonderful Town
Bernstein, Arias and Barcarolles
Bernstein, 13 Anniversaries (selections)
Bernstein, Five Anniversaries (selections)
Bernstein, Four Anniversaries (selections)
Bernstein, Seven Anniversaries (selections)
Works by Foss
Works by Ran
Works by Corigliano
Works by Schwartz
Works by Abels
Bernstein, Fancy Free: Big Stuff
Bernstein, West Side Story (selections)
Lara Downes, Piano
Thu 20 Sep at 18:30

Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Chicago

Concert for Chicago
Rossini, William Tell: overture
Verdi, I vespri siciliani: Quattro stagioni
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Festival overture in E flat major, Op.49
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Sep 21, 22, 25

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Shostakovich Babi Yar
Prokofiev, Sinfonietta in A major, Op.5
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar", Op.113
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Alexey Tikhomirov, Bass-baritone
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sep 27, 28, 29

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Sheherazade
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Oct 04, 05 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Beethoven and Brahms
Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Brahms, Hungarian Dances, arranged for orchestra
Hindemith, Mathis der Maler Symphony
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
David Fray, Piano
Oct 06, 11 mat, 14 mat, 17, 20

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Stewart Laing, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Michael Fabiano, Rodolfo
Maria Agresta, Mimì
Zachary Nelson, Marcello
Danielle de Niese, Musetta
TBC, Schaunard
Adrian Sâmpetrean, Colline
Jake Gardner, Benoît, Alcindoro
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Sat 6 Oct at 19:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Symphony Ball
Brahms, Hungarian Dances, arranged for orchestra
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K491
Puccini, Manon Lescaut: intermezzo
Strauss, Sphärenklänge, Op.235
Strauss II, Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op.388
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
David Fray, Piano
Sun 7 Oct at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
Strauss R., Capriccio: sextet, Op 85
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for orchestra, Op.4
Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D minor, Op.70 "Souvenir de Florence"
Jerusalem Quartet
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin, Viola
Amanda Forsyth, Cello
Oct 11, 12 mat, 13, 14 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Mahler 3
Mahler, Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Choirmaster / chorus director
Young Singers of Greater Chicago Anima
Oct 13, 18, 21 mat, 24, 28 mat, Nov 02

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Mozart, Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Erin Wall, Elettra
Janai Brugger, Ilia
TBC, Ismene, High Priest, The Oracle of Neptune
Angela Brower, Idamante
David Portillo, Arbace
Matthew Polenzani, Idomeneo
David Kneuss, Revival Director
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Oct 18, 19 mat, 20

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Trifonov plays Prokofiev
Mantovani, Threnos (World première)
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Bridge, Lament for Catherine, H.117
Copland, Symphony no. 3
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Oct 25, 27, 30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Haitink, Bruckner and Beethoven
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano
Sun 28 Oct at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich
Bartók, Mikrokosmos (Seven Pieces)
Ravel, Sites auriculaires
Birtwistle, Keyboard Engine
Messiaen, Visions de l'amen, for two pianos
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
Nov 01, 02 mat, 03

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Barenboim conducts Smetana
Smetana, Má Vlast (My Country)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Nov 03, 07 mat, 11 mat, 16

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Siegfried
Wagner, Siegfried
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Johan Engels, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Burkhard Fritz, Siegfried
Matthias Klink, Mime
Eric Owens, Der Wanderer
Samuel Youn, Alberich
Andrii Goniukov, Fafner
Ronnita Miller, Erda
Christine Goerke, Brünnhilde
Diana Newman, Waldvogel (the woodbird)
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Sun 4 Nov at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Symphony Center presents: Czech Philharmonic
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Fišer, Double
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
Mon 5 Nov at 20:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Symphony Center presents: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Strauss R., Don Quixote, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Kian Soltani, Cello
Nov 08, 09, 10

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts the Verdi Requiem
Verdi, Messa da Requiem
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Vittoria Yeo, Soprano
Daniela Barcellona, Mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczała, Tenor
Dmitry Belosselskiy, Bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Sun 11 Nov at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Denis Matsuev
Schumann, Kinderszenen, Op.15
Rachmaninov, Variations on a theme of Corelli in D minor for piano, Op.42
Chopin, Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Tchaikovsky, Méditation, Op.72 no.5
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, Op.83
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Nov 15, 17, 18 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1
Sibelius, King Christian II, Suite for orchestra, Op.27 (Nocturne and Ballade)
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 1 in D minor, Op.13
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Nov 17, 21 mat, 25 mat, 30, Dec 03, 06, 09 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Il trovatore
Verdi, Il trovatore
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Charles Edwards, Set Designer
Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Costume Designer
George Petean, Il conte di Luna
Tamara Wilson, Leonora
Jamie Barton, Azucena
Russell Thomas, Manrico
Roberto Tagliavini, Ferrando
TBC, Ines, Ruiz, An old gipsy, A messenger
Roy Rallo, Revival Director
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Sat 24 Nov at 14:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna
The Vienna Boys' Choir
Nov 29, 30, Dec 01, 04

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Chen leads all-Mozart
Mozart, Serenade no. 13 in G major, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K525
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Flute Concerto no. 2 in D major, K314 (K285d)
Mozart, Symphony no. 25 in G minor, K183 (K173dB)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Robert Chen, Violin
Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, Flute
Dec 01, 05 mat, 08, 2019 Jan 11, 17, 20 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Massenet, Cendrillon
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Francesco Milioto, Conductor
Laurent Pelly, Director, Costume Designer
Barbara de Limburg, Set Designer
Siobhan Stagg, Cinderella
Elizabeth Bishop, Mme de la Haltiere
TBC, Noémie, Dorothée, Dean, King, Prime Minister, Superintendent of Fun
Alice Coote, Prince Charming
Marie-Ève Munger, The fairy
Derek Welton, Pandolfe
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Sun 2 Dec at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Cédric Tiberghien
Scriabin, Vers la flamme, Op.72
Bridge, 3 Improvisations for Piano Left Hand, H.134
Debussy, Études: selection
Szymanowski, 12 Etudes, Op.33
Hindemith, In einer Nacht ... Träume und Erlebnisse, Op.15
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Sun 2 Dec at 15:00

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Anna Netrebko in Recital
Anna Netrebko, Soprano
Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Dec 06, 07 mat, 08 mat, 11

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

The inextinguishable symphony
Wagner, Rienzi, der Letze der Tribunen: overture
Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Nielsen, Symphony no. 4, "The Inextinguishable," Op.29
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Erin Wall, Soprano
Dec 13, 14 mat, 15

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Tilson Thomas conducts Tchaikovsky 6
Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Strings
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Dec 20, 21 mat, 22

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Handel Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Halls, Conductor
Amanda Forsythe, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
2019 Jan 10, 13 mat, 16 mat, 19, 22, 25

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Stewart Laing, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Michael Fabiano, Rodolfo
Maria Agresta, Mimì
Zachary Nelson, Marcello
Danielle de Niese, Musetta
TBC, Schaunard
Adrian Sâmpetrean, Colline
Jake Gardner, Benoît, Alcindoro
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
2019 Jan 10, 11 mat, 12

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Elgar Enigma Variations
Ives, Variations on America (orch Schumann)
Ives, At the river (arr. Adams)
Copland, Old American Songs (selection)
Still, In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Damrosch, Danny Deever (Kipling)
Daugherty, Letters from Lincoln: Letter to Mrs. Bixby
Corigliano, One Sweet Morning
Elgar, Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Sun 27 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Leif Ove Andsnes
Schumann, 3 Romances, Op.28
Janáček, On an Overgrown Path (Book I)
Bartók, Three Burlesques, Op.8c, Sz 47
Schumann, Carnaval, Op.9
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
2019 Feb 02, 06 mat, 10 mat, 14, 18, 22

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Elektra
Strauss R., Elektra
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Nina Stemme, Elektra
Michaela Martens, Klytaemnestra
Elza van den Heever, Chrysothemis
Iain Paterson, Orest
Robert Brubaker, Aegisth
Nick Sandys, Revival Director
Sat 9 Feb 2019 at 20:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Esperanza Spalding
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba
Enrique Pérez Mesa, Conductor
Esperanza Spalding, Vocals
Tue 12 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
2019 Feb 14, 16, 17 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams", Op.13
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Fri 15 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

North by Northwest - alongside film
Herrmann, Film music from North by Northwest
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
2019 Feb 16, 20 mat, 24 mat, Mar 01, 04, 07 mat, 10 mat, 13, 16, 22

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

La traviata
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
2019 Feb 21, 22 mat, 23

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts the Mozart Requiem
Schuman, Symphony no. 9 "Le fosse Ardeatine"
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Benedetta Torre, Soprano
Sara Mingardo, Mezzo-soprano
Saimir Pirgu, Tenor
Mika Kares, Bass
Sun 24 Feb 2019 at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Beatrice Rana
Chopin, 12 Etudes, Op.25
Ravel, Miroirs
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (trans. Agosti)
Beatrice Rana, Piano