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Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott, longtime friends and collaborators, offer an afternoon filled with musical intimacy and expressive fireworks. Their program encompasses two…

Klaus Mäkelä & Yuja Wang
Klaus Mäkelä & Yuja Wang

Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto is an exhilarating showcase for Yuja Wang, whom the San Francisco Chronicle called “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the…

The Music of Bach
The Music of Bach

Be transported to Zimmermann’s Coffee House, the Leipzig café where J.S. Bach introduced many of his instrumental works. CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen leads the dazzling…

Mahler 4
Mahler 4

Susanna Mälkki conducts a thought-provoking program anchored by Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. This celestial score, which includes a cryptic dance of death, is announced with…

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

Get ready to party like it’s 1929. Singer and bandleader Max Raabe founded the Palast Orchester to pay tribute to the music and style of…

Also sprach Zarathustra
Also sprach Zarathustra

Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra — with its iconic opening popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey — sets the tone for a program of dazzling, otherworldly pieces. Bartók’s pantomime ballet, The…

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor

Following his 2022 CSO debut with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor returns to Symphony Center with two of the composer’s commanding solo…

Eliades Ochoa
Eliades Ochoa

Eliades Ochoa, one of the stars and founders of Buena Vista Social Club, makes his Symphony Center debut. With a voice “that plunges the listener…

Gil Shaham Plays Mendelssohn
Gil Shaham Plays Mendelssohn

Experience the “brilliant and incisive” (Chicago Tribune) Gil Shaham in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, ever popular for its mix of vigor and finesse. Richard Strauss’ tone…

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