Chicago Symphony Orchestra Comes To Woodlawn

If you like classical music but you don't have room in the budget for symphony tickets, your prayers have been answered.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will open it's 2011-2012 season with a free concert at Woodlawn's Apostolic Church of God next Thursday, September 22.

Per the press release:

"The centerpiece of the CSO’s performance is Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, one of symphonic music’s most recognized and loved works. Also scheduled is Ibert’s Flute Concerto, featuring CSO Principal Flute Mathieu Dufour as soloist, and Verdi’s Overture to Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc). Commentary about the pieces on the program will be integrated into the performance, to enhance to experience for concertgoers.

Prior to the CSO’s performance, musicians from the Apostolic Church of God’s Youth Orchestra Ensemble will perform beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the public spaces inside the church."

Located at 6320 South Dorchester, the church is easily accessible via CTA & Metra.  In fact, the Metra station is directly across the street---get off at the 63rd Street stop.   If you choose to drive, Apostolic has plenty of parking and can be reached from both Lake Shore Drive & the Dan Ryan.

Seating is first come, first served so no tickets are needed but I would suggest that you arrive early.  I've lived around the corned from Apostolic for nearly ten years.  When they have gala events, it can get crowded.

Kudos to Dr. Byron Brazier and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for promoting accessibility to the arts.

Now do you think we could work on getting the Lyric Opera to perform Madame Butterfly on the south side?


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