Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 12
6:30pm, Chicago Riverwalk
CSO-Connect Performance

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 57 (Mvt. I.)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Mvt. I.)
SMETANA The Moldau from Má vlast
ROSSINI Overture from La gazza ladra


Monday, September 25, 2017
7pm, Orchestra Hall
Open Rehearsal
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti, conductor

ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major (Romantic) [select mvts]


September 30, 2017
8pm, DePauw University
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 1

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Michael Ward-Bergman, hyper-accordion
Jamey Haddad, percussion
Cyro Baptista, percussion

DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)
GOLIJOV Azul


Monday, October 9
7pm, Buntrock Hall

Civic Fellows Chamber Concert


Friday, October 20
7pm, Zhou B Art Center
1029 W 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Zhou B — Third Friday Exhibition

STRAVINSKY L’Histoire du Soldat suite
MOZART E-Flat Serenade
STRAUSS Wind Serenade
SCHUBERT Quintet in C Major (selections)
MENDELSSOHN Octet (selections)*
*program subject to change

No tickets necessary.


Monday, October 30
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 2 

CSO Principal Trombone Jay Friedman, conductor

MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major, revised 1884-5


Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00am
Thursday, November 9 at 10:00am
Saturday, November 11 at 12:30pm
Sunday, November 12 at 12:30pm
Illinois Youth Center – Warrenville
30 W 200 Ferry Rd.
Warrenville, IL 60555

Storycatchers presents Death is the Enemy

Word Warriors Ensemble
Members of the Civic Orchestra
Michael Riendeau CSO teaching artist


Thursday, November 30
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Bach Marathon

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor and harpsichord
Yo-Yo Ma, special guest

BACH arrangement TBD, Civic Orchestra Brass Quintet
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049


Tuesday, December 5
8pm, Orchestra Hall

Civic Orchestra Open Reading Session

CSO Principal Trombone Jay Friedman conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, in E-flat Major (Eroica)
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major (Rhenish)


Monday, January 22, 2018
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 3

Rafael Payare, conductor

BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major


Monday, February 26, 2018
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 4

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73


Saturday, March 3
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Young Artist Competition Piano Finals

CSO Sir Georg Solti Apprentice Erina Yashima, conductor

Concertos TBD following preliminary round


Sunday, March 25
3pm, South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60649

Civic Community Concert / Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 5

Tito Muñoz, conductor

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
ELLINGTON Arr. Ron Collier Suite from The River (select mvts.)
BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
HIGDON blue cathedral
COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version)


Monday, April 9
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 6

CSO Sir Georg Solti Apprentice Erina Yashima, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27


Monday, April 30
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 7

Ken-David Masur, conductor

FINNIS The Air, Turning (U.S. premier)
STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)


Sunday, May 13
3pm, Orchestra Hall
Open Rehearsal
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Emmanuel Krivine, conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (Organ)


Monday, June 4
8pm, Orchestra Hall
Civic Orchestra Mainstage Concert No. 8

Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano
Women of Bella Voce
Andrew Lewis, Artistic Director

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah)
HOLST The Planets, Op. 32


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