Friday, December 12, 2014

Concert Andrea Bocelli Chicago Illinois 13/12/2014

13 DECEMBER 2014, SATURDAY - PM 20:00

Allstate Arena

6920 N. Mannheim Road

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Nutcracker 2014 | Joffrey Ballet

The Nutcracker

December 5-28, 2014

Collaboration conceived and directed: Robert Joffrey 
Music: Peter llyich Tchaikovsky
Step into a winter wonderland complete with spectacular scenery, elegant costumes and exquisite dancing. A grand production with Tchaikovsky's glorious score played live by a full orchestra. This is an evening of pure enchantment.
“A theatrical event of irresistible power!” - Washington Post
“…majestic and intoxicating” - Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - The Magical Music of Disney

Stephen Squires, Resident Conductor
Captain Jack Sparrow, special guest narrator
Program includes:
  • Disney Classics Overture
  • Tarzan Suite
  • The Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite
  • Hercules Suite
  • Mary Poppins Fantasy
  • Beauty and the Beast Suite
  • Disney’s Aladdin Orchestral Suite
  • Mulan Suite
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame Suite
  • The Lion King Suite 
(All selections subject to change)
November 29, 2014       
1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
It’s a supercalifragilistic delight when the ESO takes you on a magic carpet ride through more than 70 years of magical Disney music in a program derived from some of the best-loved scores of all time, including music from Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and more!
Tickets are $25, $35 or $45

Monday, November 10, 2014

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - America's Musical Treasures

America's Musical Treasures

Andrew Grams, Music Director
Piano, William Wolfram
Bernstein -Overture to Candide
Bernstein - On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Schoenfield - Parables for Piano and Orchestra
Rodgers - South Pacific Selections
Rodgers - Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Copland - Corral Nocturne
Copland - Suite from the Tender Land
November 15, 2014 7:30 pm
November 16, 2014 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
Sample a bit of Americana as the ESO brings some of our nation's most-loved composers and favorite orchestral pieces to life. 
Tickets are $25, $40 or $60

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Triumph and Transcendence | Elgin Master Chorale with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Triumph and Transcendence – Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Faure & Hubert Parry | Elgin Master Chorale: "Triumph and Transcendence – Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Faure & Hubert Parry

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College

Tickets: $23/$18/$15. Call 847.622.0300 or order online

Experience an emotional odyssey through the rapturous triumph of Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs,the spiritual playfulness of Poulenc’s Gloria, the serene radiance of Fauré’s Cantique de
Jean Racine and subtle nostalgia of his Pavane and savor the regal celebration
of Sir C. Hubert Parry’s coronation anthem “I was Glad.”

Join the Elgin Master Chorale as we bring the thrilling, imaginative, transformative power of music to our audiences."

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Swan Lake | Joffrey Ballet

Swan Lake © by Christopher Wheeldon 
October 15-26, 2014
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has created a stunning retelling of one of the most famous ballets of all time. Inspired by Edgar Degas, the ballet-within-a-ballet takes place inside the Paris Opera Ballet studios during the 19th century. Combining classical elements with a modern vision and a touch of fantasy, this production features spectacular costumes, lavish sets and breathtaking choreography. See the world-renowned Joffrey perform ballet’s greatest love story set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score.
Joffrey Premiere

Presenting Sponsor
Dr. and Mrs. Josef Lakonishok
Production Sponsor

*Performances run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: All Swan Lake performances will begin promptly at 2:00 PM for matinee performances and 7:30 PM for evening performances. Patrons that arrive after the curtain will be shown to the late seating area until the first intermission.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius' Fifth Symphony

Nature's Soundscape

Stephen Squires, Resident Conductor
Matthew Agnew, cello
Respighi - The Birds
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
October 10, 2014 7:30 pm - Schaumburg
October 11, 2014 7:30 pm - Hemmens
October 12, 2014 2:30 pm - Hemmens
Let the music take you to a place where the grass is lush and green, and where birds in flight fill the nature-scape.  ESO's own principal cellist, Matthew Agnew, also performs Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major. 
Tickets are $25, $40 or $60

Friday, September 26, 2014

American Ballet Theatre

All-American Celebration
Venue: Sollitt Stage (mainstage)
Dates: October 3-5, 2014
Times: vary
Price: $ 34 - 129
The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to open our 125th Anniversary season with the return of American Ballet Theatre (ABT). “ABT’s dancing could not be better...full of conviction, nuance, and pizzazz,” raves The New Yorker. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie brings an eclectic mixed repertoire to the Auditorium’s landmark stage including Twyla Tharp’s Bach Partita and Sinatra Suite; Clark Tippet’s Some Assembly Required; and Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two intermissions
  • Family Matinee - Kids go FREE!*
    • October 4 at 2PM
    • Buy one adult ticket and get one child's ticket for FREE!*
      *Subject to availability and not available on previously purchased tickets. Second free ticket is ONLY available to children 17 and under.
  • Young Professionals Night 
    • October 3 at 6PM - Mix. Mingle. Network.
    • Learn More
      Young Professionals are considered ages 21 - 45.

Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787) | Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy.Groups of 10 or more people are available now! Click for more information. 
For subscription info, click here or call 312.341.2357. 

Friday, Oct 3 | 7:30PM
Saturday, Oct 4 | 7:30PM
Saturday, Oct 4 | 2PM
Sunday, Oct 5 | 2PM
Bach Partita
Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Stella Abrera, James Whiteside, Marcelo Gomes,
Calvin Royal III

Some Assembly Required
Sarah Lane, Sterling Baca

Sinatra Suite
Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes

Fancy Free
Daniil Simkin, 
Eric Tamm, James Whiteside,Luciana Paris, Isabella Boylston
Bach Partita
April Giangeruso, Devon Teuscher, Isabella Boylston, Eric Tamm, Thomas Forster,
Craig Salstein

Some Assembly Required
Nicole Graniero, Grant DeLong

Sinatra Suite
Luciana Paris, James Whiteside

Fancy Free
Craig Salstein, 
Cory Stearns, Marcelo Gomes, Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Strauss' Ein Heldenleben with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

Watts Plays Rachmaninoff
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Jones Hall

Buy Single Tickets from $25 - $130

Renowned pianist André Watts returns to Houston to perform Rachmaninoff’s deeply romantic Piano Concerto No. 2. Enduringly popular since its 1901 debut, the concerto’s themes have found fame in movies such as Brief EncounterThe Seven Year Itch and the popular song “All by Myself.” Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada also leads the heroic symphonic tone poemEin Heldenleben by R. Strauss.


Gabriela Lena Frank: Houston Symphony Commission, World Premiere
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)


Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
André Watts, piano



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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Elgin Symphony Orchestra - Opening Night!

Opening Night: Andrew Grams is Back!

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Andrew Grams, conductor
Weber - Der Freischütz Overture
Wagner - Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Wagner - Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
September 13, 2014 7:30 pm
September 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
Maestro Andrew Grams will lead the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to open the 2014-15 season with a thrilling program of music inspired by German folk tunes, romance and the legendary tales. Also come experience one of the best-known and most loved symphonies of all time, Beethoven’s 5th!
Tickets are $25, $40 or $60

Friday, August 22, 2014


7:00 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2014
This event has limited availability. Please call 312-294-3000 or visit the Symphony Center Box Office for additional seating options.
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY returns to Symphony Center with a blazing new program! Featuring a musical tribute to the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY VI, including classics like Dancing Mad, Opera ‘Maria & Draco’, Dark World with special soloists Nobuo Uematsu and Arnie Roth AND the World Premiere performance of our new FINAL FANTASY VI Character Theme Medley!
Also, the World Premiere of our new FINAL FANTASY X: Hymn of the Fayth/The Sending Suite! With the breathtaking vocals of Susan Calloway for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers and FINAL FANTASY VIII: Eyes On Me, classics, premieres and other surprises, Distant Worlds at Symphony Center 2014 delivers another unique and profound FINAL FANTASY music experience!
Exclusive VIP Package! Available starting May 1 at 12:00 p.m. (CT). We are thrilled to offer a very limited experience for super-fans of FINAL FANTASY! VIPs will have the opportunity to meet composer Nobuo Uematsu and conductor Arnie Roth after the concert in an exclusive signing event! Special meet and greet tickets ($175 per person) include:
• Premium Main Floor seating
• Post-show VIP meet-and-greet with Nobuo Uematsu & Arnie Roth
• Tour booklet including images from Yoshitaka Amano
• Autograph session and photo opportunity
Presale starts 4/28/14 @ 12 p.m. (CST) through 5/1/14 @ 12 p.m. (CST)
General public on sale starts 5/1/14 @ 12 p.m. (CST)


Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Arnie Roth
Susan Calloway
guest vocalist
Nobuo Uematsu
special guest

Monday, July 14, 2014

Star Trek with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

Star Trek
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Jones Hall

Buy Single Tickets from $29 - $115

Space is still the final frontier… and director J.J. Abrams re-exhilarated the iconic Star Trekfranchise with two of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The Houston Symphony and Chorus is proud to present the US premieres of these two spectacular films with composer Michael Giacchino's thrilling scores performed live to picture. So get ready for warp speed… and prepare to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Click here to purchase tickets to both films and receive a 10% discount!


Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor



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Friday, July 04, 2014

Houston Symphony Orchestra - Star-Spangled Salute!

Star-Spangled Salute
Friday, July 04, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Free at Miller Theatre



Enjoy an evening with Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping music. Plus see Houston-based speed painter, Dan Dunn, bring music to life inspired by the sounds of the orchestra. Don’t miss the booming cannons of the 1812 Overture, and wonder at the magnificent firework display provided by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Be sure to join us for this Houston tradition!


Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor
Dan Dunn, visual artist



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Michael Mulcahy - Recital

Michael Mulcahy, trombone

When: Sun, Jun 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist and principal trombone of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Mulcahy has served as principal trombone of the Cologne Radio, Melbourne, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. He is also a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Summit Brass and is active as a soloist, teacher, lecturer, and clinician throughout the world.
Frank Martin, Ballade
Darius Milhaud, Concertino d'Hiver
Paul Bonneau, Capriccio
Gabriel Fauré, Après un Rêve, Toujours, Lydia, Fleur jetée, and Sicilienne
Francis Poulenc, Trois Mouvements Perpétuels

Admission is free.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum
In partnership with The Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is proud to present three concerts from June 26-28, 2014.

The Morton Arboretum is located at 4100 Lincoln Avenue in Lisle, just west of Interstate 355 and north of I-88 on Illinois Route 53 (sometimes known as Lincoln Highway). Directions to The Morton Arboretum can be found here.

Here is some additional information so you can Plan Your Experience.

We look forward to seeing you at The Morton Arboretum. 

Please note that patrons will not be allowed to bring liquor onto the premises, but it will be available for sale at concessions. All concerts are outdoor and will take place on the concert lawn. Tickets are required for all events.

These performances are generously supported by the JCS Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Solzhenitsyn Plays Mozart: Mozart & Bruckner

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor & piano 

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major "Romantic"

Saturday, May 3, 2014; 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, May 4, 2014; 2:30 p.m. 
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

Solzhenitsyn will perform a dual role as soloist and conductor with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12. The concert and season finishes with Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major “Romantic”. This brass section favorite will highlight the musical power and richness of our Elgin Symphony Orchestra. 

Tickets are $25, $40 or $60 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nielsen & Dvořák with Carter Brey

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Carter Brey, cello
Nielsen Maskarade Overture
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor
Nielsen Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments"

Friday, April 4, 2014; 7:30 p.m.
Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
Saturday, April 5, 2014; 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, April 6, 2014; 2:30 p.m. 
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

Cello lovers will not want to miss this concert! Experience the talents of Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, with a virtuosic performance of Dvorak’s famed Cello Concerto in B minor. This delightful concert will also include two humorous and joyful works by Nielsen. 

Tickets are $25, $40 or $60 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann in Concert

Two of the most electrifying singers of our time combine their artistry for one memorable evening.

Renée Fleming is vocally captivating, dazzlingly glamorous, and universally beloved. With her “perfect voice, endless breath, and sensual tone...Renée Fleming is perfection.” Le Monde, Paris
Jonas Kaufmann is “the hottest tenor in opera…impetuous and vocally smoldering…singing with vulnerable tenderness one moment and burnished power the next.” The New York Times
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra.
Generously made possible by Ann Ziff and an Anonymous Donor.


  • Renée Fleming

  • Jonas Kaufmann

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