Posts in category "CSO"

Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps

Merry, Merry Chicago: CSO holiday concert featuring The von Trapps
Chicago, are you ready for a brand new holiday tradition? The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has put together an original holiday concert, Merry, Merry Chicago that seems destined to become a family favorite. The show replaces the CSO’s popular Welcome, Yule! concert that gave its farewell performances last December after a 20-year run. The new... Read more »

CSO at the Movies Series: Worth the Trip

CSO at the Movies Series: Worth the Trip
Night one of the two night CSO at the Movies series of The Godfather Live went off without a hitch. On a cold, wet, blizzardy Chicago night with the falling ice signs standing sentinel on city sidewalks warning of impending danger from above—Symphony Center was mobbed with music and movie lovers. These men and women... Read more »

CSO at the Movies presents The Godfather Live

CSO at the Movies presents The Godfather Live
The CSO at the Movie Series, a hot ticket at Symphony Center since its inception in 2004, will be showcasing Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award ®– winning film The Godfather on Tuesday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 4. In this “special events” series, audiences are treated to live music from the entire score of the... Read more »
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Chicago Symphony for All: User Friendly Events Beyond Imagination

Chicago Symphony for All: User Friendly Events Beyond Imagination
If you haven’t considered adding the Chicago Symphony to your events calendar lately (or ever), you may want to change that this March. Under the direction of Maestro Riccardo Muti, the CSO is becoming very user friendly with events that are reasonably priced—sometimes even free—that appeal not just the highbrows but to the masses. In... Read more »

June Festival and Events Calendar: 25 Things to do in Chicago June 6 to June 11

June Festival and Events Calendar: 25 Things to do in Chicago June 6 to June 11
Chicago’s summer is moving full speed ahead with many of the city’s favorite fests and other summer events returning this weekend. Hopefully things warm up by Saturday for the World’s Naked Bike Ride and all the other great  outdoor activities, but if not, Show Me Chicago has included some indoor events in this week’s 25.... Read more »

Ravinia Festival Announces 2013 Season: Jackson Browne, Sting, Sheryl Crow and more.

Ravinia Festival Announces 2013 Season: Jackson Browne, Sting, Sheryl Crow and more.
Ravinia Festival has released their line-up for 2013 season. Some of the names coming to the summer outdoor extravaganza include:  Jewel, Sting, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Indigo Girls, Gary Sinise, BoDeans, Jackson Browne…and that’s only part of the list for June. The fest opens June 6 and continues through September 8. Tickets to all Ravinia... Read more »
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Highlights for its 2013-2014 Season.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Highlights for its 2013-2014 Season.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 8, 2013. As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) approaches its 123rd season Music Director Riccardo Muti and Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced on Wednesday their plans for the 2013-14 year. A rich array of programs developed by Maestro Muti for the upcoming season will showcase... Read more »

The 2013 CSO Chicago Youth in Music Festival: Three Weeks of Free Musical Events.

The 2013 CSO Chicago Youth in Music Festival: Three Weeks of Free Musical Events.
CHICAGO, Monday, January 7, 2013.  Just when you thought that Chicago’s busy winter calender couldn’t get any busier, along comes the 2013 Chicago Youth in Music Festival. The Festival, sponsored by The Institute for Learning, Access, and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with 15 Chicago-area music organizations, is offering three weeks of... Read more »

Make Music Chicago 2012: A Guide to Chicago's Free One Day Citywide Musical Festival.

Make Music Chicago 2012: A Guide to Chicago's Free One Day Citywide Musical Festival.
Welcome in the first day of summer 2012 with a smorgasbord of music from CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti to talented amateur performers. CHICAGO, Monday, June 18, 2012. Make Music Chicago, the completely free one-day music festival presented by Rush Hour Concerts, is back for 2012 with 700 performers at 75 sites kicking off at 6:00a.m. this... Read more »
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Chicago Classical Music Fans: Free Rush Hour Concert Series Line-up for Summer 2012.

Chicago Classical Music Fans:  Free Rush Hour Concert Series Line-up for Summer 2012.
Chicago, Monday, June 4, 2012. Avoid the evening rush and catch your breath before heading home at a Rush Hour Concert. The 13th annual Rush Hour summer concert series kicks off tomorrow evening at the historic St James Cathedral (65 E. Huron).  All concerts start with a pre-concert reception featuring food and beverages at 5:15p.m. ... Read more »