Monday, December 28, 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Ein Heldenleben - January 6th - 9th, 2016

Ein Heldenleben

Jan 7
8:00 PM


Thursday, January 7, 2016
British conductor Jonathan Nott leads a wide-ranging program starting with the rambunctious Academic Festival Overture, which Brahms called "a boisterous potpourri of student songs," and ending with Ein Heldenleben, Strauss' tongue-in-cheek tone poem which includes a wry portrait of his beloved wife, Pauline. Also featured is Haydn's charming and stylish Cello Concerto in C Major, played by virtuoso cellist Johannes Moser.


Brahms Academic Festival Overture 
Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major 
Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine
30 minute run-time
Thursday, January 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


"By the time you get to the end of Ein Heldenleben, there’s this marvelous feeling of things floating and disappearing into some upliftingly spiritual music," says guest conductor Jonathan Nott. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories >
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Final Fantasy - Distant Worlds


Dec 26
8:00 PM

Saturday, December 26, 2015
This December, Distant Worlds returns to Chicago’s famous Symphony Center, the scene of historic Distant Worlds performances, to complete a fabulous 2015 with this special holiday concert, which includes a spectacular musical tribute to FINAL FANTASY VII! Also featured is the FINAL FANTASY I – XIV Battle Medley, plus the World Premiere performance of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Dragon Song featuring Susan Calloway! With revered FINAL FANTASY composer Nobuo Uematsu in attendance, look to Arnie Roth, and the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus to deliver heavyweight classics and many more surprises.
Exclusive post show VIP meet/greet ($175) VIP tickets SOLD OUT
There will be a limited capacity meet and greet reception held after the performance. Meet composer Nobuo Uematsu, conductor Arnie Roth, and guest soloist Susan Calloway in an exclusive signing event!
Special meet and greet tickets ($175 per person) include:
• Premium seating for the performance
• Post-show standing reception in Buntrock Hall
• Meet with composer Nobuo Uematsu, conductor Arnie Roth, and guest soloist Susan Calloway
• Autograph session and photo opportunity
Side Terrace (obstructed view) and partial view seating available, to purchase call the Symphony Center Box Office 312-294-3000.
No children 2 years of age and younger. All will require a ticket.


Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Arnie Roth conductor
Susan Calloway guest vocalist
Nobuo Uematsu special guest
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 4-27, 2015

Collaboration Conceived and Directed: Robert Joffrey
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
See Robert Joffrey's version of this holiday favorite for the last time! Don't miss this lavish, beloved holiday tradition, with Tchaikovsky's score performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic.

Performances run approximately 2 hours including one intermission.

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