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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Monday, March 10, 2014

Celtic Celebration, Siamsa na nGael

Celebrated as the kick-off to St. Patrick’s Day week, Siamsa na nGael, presents world-class Celtic entertainment that includes a full symphony orchestra, 100-voice choir, guest narrators and the Trinity Irish Dancers.
If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews
narrated by Martin Sheen
Wednesday, March 12
7:30 p.m.
Symphony Center in Chicago
Tickets available through Symphony Center Box Office by phone at 312-294-3000 or online by clicking here.
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Old St. Patrick's Church proudly celebrates two great cultural traditions at the 18th annual Siamsa na nGael. This year's program, "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews," showcases the songs of legendary composers and performers whose immigrant families shared stories of survival and hope that resonated through generations. Whether they were running from famine in Ireland or pogroms in Eastern Europe, their passions for the American dream were expressed in the universal language of music with a fascinating soundtrack: the songs of Tin Pan Alley.
Narrated by award winning actor Martin Sheen and featuring singer and musical historian Mick Moloney, whose collaboration of music between Irish and Jewish songwriters celebrates this joyous and creative era in American popular song, vocalists Catherine O'Connell, Rodrick Dixon and Gavin Coyle, an Irish trad band featuring world renowned fiddler Liz Carroll, the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Old St. Patrick's 100-voice Concert Choir, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Cantor Arik Luck, Kol Zimrah/the Jewish Community Singers and the World Champion Trinity Irish Dancers. This is sure to make for an extraordinarily unforgettable evening.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Beethoven Inspired: Beethoven and Cherubini

Mellits Three Movements from Brick
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major
Cherubini Requiem in C minor

Saturday, March 8, 2014; 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, March 9, 2014; 2:30 p.m. 
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

Beethoven admired Cherubini calling him the “greatest contemporary composer.” Hear both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, a piece full of power and depth, and Cherubini’s angelic Requiem in C minor performed with the Elgin Choral Union.

Tickets are $25, $40 or $60 

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