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CHIMEfest: lovemusic
CHIMEfest: lovemusic

For the 2023/24 season, the CHIME Studio (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) will present two instances of CHIMEFest, an annual celebration of electroacoustic music produced…

CHIMEfest: Beyond This Point
CHIMEfest: Beyond This Point

For the 2023/24 season, the CHIME Studio (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) will present two instances of CHIMEFest, an annual celebration of electroacoustic music produced…

Symphony Orchestra with Pacifica Quartet
Symphony Orchestra with Pacifica Quartet

The Pacifica Quartet joins the University Symphony Orchestra to present Stephen Paulus’ rarely heard Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra entitled The Places of Enlightenment. The program…

Music of the Baroque: Mullova Plays Bach
Music of the Baroque: Mullova Plays Bach

Baroque riches abound as internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova joins forces with guest conductor Jonathan Cohen, the newly appointed music director of Boston’s Handel &…

Music of the Baroque: Mullova Plays Bach
Music of the Baroque: Mullova Plays Bach

Baroque riches abound as internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova joins forces with guest conductor Jonathan Cohen, the newly appointed music director of Boston’s Handel &…

Chicago Youth in Music Festival Finale
Chicago Youth in Music Festival Finale

A panorama of sarcastic waltzes, brassy outbursts, ghostly effects and echoes of Mahler, Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony represents the composer at his most deliriously inventive. The…

Gateways Festival Orchestra featuring Take 6
Gateways Festival Orchestra featuring Take 6

Comprised of the finest classical musicians in the country, the all-Black Gateways Festival Orchestra concludes its week-long Chicago residency with a Symphony Center concert featuring…

Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman, a pianist who plays “with blazing power in the big Russian manner, tempered with subtlety and nuance” (Chicago Tribune), brings a program pairing…

Mendelssohn Elijah
Mendelssohn Elijah

The 19th century’s most enduring oratorio, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, sung here in English, depicts the story of the biblical prophet Elijah, complete with his ascent to heaven…

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