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Oct 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
Thu 18 Oct at 19:30

PianoForte Foundation, Chicago

© Simon Fowler
Helen Jane Long British pianist live in Chicago
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Long, Porcelain
Long, Embers
Long, Intervention
Long, Identity
Long, Perspective
Helen Jane Long, Piano
Oct 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
Sat 20 Oct at 14:30

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Perfect harmony of classical music East and West
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D.F., Tang Dynasty Training Ground
D.F., Lofty Spirits on the Grasslands
D.F., Soaring Handkerchiefs
Wagner, Kaisermarsch
Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy, Op.25
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Milen Nachev, Conductor
Fiona Zheng, Violin
Xiaochun Qi, Erhu
Lu Sun, Erhu
Linda Wang, Erhu
Haolang Geng, Soprano
Tian Ge, Tenor
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
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
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
Wed 7 Nov at 19:30

Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago

The Silesian Quartet
Szymanowski, String quartet no. 2, Op.56
Bacewicz, String Quartet no. 4
Górecki, String Quartet no. 1 "Already it is Dusk", Op.62
Penderecki, String Quartet no. 3
Silesian String Quartet
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
Thu 8 Nov at 19:30

St. John Cantius Church, Chicago

Andrzej Bialko, Organ
Liszt, Prelude and Fugue on BACH, S 260
Anonymous, Salve Regina
Willan, Five Preludes on Plainchant Melodies
Surzynski, Mieczyslaw, Elegy in F sharp Minor, Op. 30
Nowowiejski, Polish Phantasy "Christmas Eve on Wawel Hill" Op. 9 No. 1
Lukaszewski, Icon
Works by Eben
Andrzej Bialko, Organ
Sat 10 Nov at 19:30

St James Cathedral, Chicago

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present War and the Human Heart
Beethoven, Incidental Music 'to Leonore Prohaska', WoO 102
Strauss R., Feierlicher Einzug, Trv224
Barber, A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op.15
Roussel, Le bardit des francs
Holst, A Dirge for Two Veterans, H.121
Grainger, We Have Fed our Sea for a Thousand Years
Martinů, Field Mass, cantata for baritone male choir and orchestra, H 279
Boutry, Marche de Novembre
Schumann, Beim Abschied zu Singen, Op. 84
Holst, Turn back, O man
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Sat 10 Nov at 19:30

Copernicus Centre, Chicago

Celebrate Polonia
Paderewski, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.17
Chopin, Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22
Szymanowski, Concert Overture in E major, Op.12
Panufnik, Tragic Overture
Chicago Philharmonic
Łukasz Krupiński, Piano
Sun 11 Nov at 13:30

St. Hyacinth Basilica, Chicago

Concert for Peace presented by Chicago Philharmonic Festival: Poland 2018
Kilar, Missa pro pace (Mass for Peace)
Chicago Philharmonic
Marek Mos, Conductor
Andrzej Bialko, Organ
Katarzyna Sądej, Soprano
Jesse Donner, Tenor
Kurt Link, Bass
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
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

The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present Quartet for the End of Time
Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Hindemith, Viola Sonata in F major, Op.11 no. 4
Saint-Saëns, Caprice on Danish and Russian airs, Op.79
Rembrandt Chamber Players
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
2019 Mar 02, 05 mat, 08, 11, 14, 17 mat

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Ariodante
Handel, Ariodante
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Ultz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Alice Coote, Ariodante
Brenda Rae, Ginevra
Iestyn Davies, Polinesso
Heidi Stober, Dalinda
Jonathan Johnson, Lurcanio
Kyle Ketelsen, King of Scotland
Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Sun 3 Mar 2019 at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Behzod Abduraimov
Liszt, Isolde's Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, transc. for piano, S 447
Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S 178
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet - Ten Pieces for Piano, Op.75
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
2019 Mar 07, 09, 10 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Beethoven Emperor Concerto
Beethoven, Coriolan overture, Op.62
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
David Afkham, Conductor
Nicholas Angelich, Piano
2019 Mar 14, 15 mat, 16

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Muti conducts Beethoven & Wagner
Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims: overture
Vivaldi, Recorder Concerto in C major, RV 444
Benshoof, Concerto in Three Movements
Beethoven, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36
Wagner, Tannhäuser
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Jennifer Gunn, Piccolo
2019 Mar 15, 17 mat

Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Chicago

An American Dream
Perla, An American Dream
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sun 17 Mar 2019 at 15:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Currier, Aftersong
Ravel, Violin Sonata
Currier, Trio
Beethoven, Piano Trio no. 5 in D major "Ghost", Op.70 no.1
Poulenc, Violin Sonata
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Wed 20 Mar 2019 at 20:00

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
2019 Mar 21, 23

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
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
2019 Mar 22, 24 mat

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

An American in Paris - to accompany the film
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Constantine Kitsopoulos, Conductor
Sat 23 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala
Renée Fleming, Soprano