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Theatre & Performing Arts, Music

Serious Fun at the Symphony

Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture
2936 N. Southport Ave. , Chicago, IL, 60657+ Google Map

Guest conductor Jeffrey Parthun joins Lakeview Orchestra for an afternoon of musical delights at 2 pm on Sunday, April 14, at the Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture, 2936 N Southport Ave. in Chicago Step into a world where the symphony comes alive with the electrifying spirit of Serious Fun at the Symphony.
Dmitri Shostakovich | Festive Overture
Immerse yourself in the exhilarating brass fanfares, driving rhythms, and sense of celebration reflected in Shostakovich’s evocation of grandeur and festivity.
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme, Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Enjoy a double dose of Tchaikovsky, including a performance by 2024 Young Artist Concerto Competition-winning cellist Jan Vargas Nedvetsky.
Johann Strauss, Jr. | Éljen a Magyar
Prepare to be transported to the lively streets of Hungary with this exhilarating piece, known for its infectious folk melodies and spirited rhythms.
Georges Bizet | Carmen Suite No. 1
Experience the passionate allure of Bizet’s masterpiece, a mesmerizing journey through the iconic melodies of one of opera’s most beloved works.
Ralph Vaughan Williams | English Folk Song Suite
Drawing from the rich tradition of British folk melodies, this enchanting suite weaves together timeless tunes with Vaughan Williams’ signature lush harmonies and evocative orchestrations.
John Powell | How to Train Your Dragon
Embark on a breathtaking musical adventure capturing the whimsy, grandeur, and emotional depth of the beloved film score.
Johnny Richards | La Suerte de los Tontos
Inspired by Latin rhythms and infused with jazz influences, this exhilarating piece immerses listeners in a world of passion, excitement, and intrigue, from its pulsating percussion to its sultry brass melodies.
Ticket Information:
$10 to $24Students $10-15, Seniors $15-20
Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling the Athenaeum Center box office at 312.820.6250.

Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.


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