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Chicago Theatre Week 2017

With over 120 participating productions, Chicago Theatre Week (February 9–19) has a wide array of offerings, from opera to stand-up comedy to magic, and everything in between. Now in its 5th year, CTW celebrates Chicago's vibrant performing arts scene with discounted tickets — including to shows outside of the traditional theatre realm — priced at $30, $15 or less.

Classical Music in Chicago: A Fall Preview

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 AM by

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago's classical season kicks off in late September; by October, the notes are flying.  The variety of music is often staggering, from big symphonies in swanky concert halls to organ music in elegant cathedrals to new music in small clubs with a full bar. This fall, you can hear old favorites or expand your mind - often in the same week. It's going to be a great season.

A Guide To Classical Music in Chicago

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 AM by

CSO - Playing Music - Blog

Chicago's classical music scene is one of the best things about living in Chicago.  The variety of music covers the very old to the brand new, large ensembles in lush concert halls to chamber music in intimate venues.  You'll find some of the world's best musicians and composers who call Chicago home; and you'll hear top players from around the globe.  The audience is as diverse as the music, dress code is mostly casual, and tickets are often more affordable than sports events.  So find your classical jam and get an earful of Chicago.

Three New Spins On Classic Holiday Music

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

Holiday Music

It's December and you know what that means: Christmas music - lots of it. It's hard to find a soul that doesn't warm when hearing classic carols but every once in a while, a fresh take on old tunes is welcome and refreshing. These three Chicago-area shows will have your holiday spirit soaring high and leave you with a new tradition for the family.

chicago symphony orchestra

Fancy yourself an orchestra fan but are never able to make it to a live performance? Tonight, Choose Chicago's got you covered. Listen in to our live webcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's dramatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass led by conductor Riccardo Muti, on the composer's exact 200 birthday. Find out more about the concert and how you can listen live.

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