May at Symphony Center @ Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Join us this May at Symphony Center
Spring returns to Symphony Center this May with a power-packed lineup of spectacular artists. Highlights include:

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Tchaikovsky Pathétique
May 1-3
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

Paul Lewis piano

Lutoslawski Musique funèbre

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project

Friday, May 2, 8:00

Terri Lyne Carrington drums

Lizz Wright vocals

Carmen Lundy vocals

Nona Hendryx vocals

Geri Allen piano

Tia Fuller saxophone

Ingrid Jensen trumpet

Nir Felder guitar

Josh Hari bass

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Lugansky Plays Rachmaninov

Sunday, May 4, 3:00

Nikolai Lugansky piano

Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue

Prokofiev Sonata No. 4 in C Minor

Rachmaninov Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32

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MusicNOW: Companions

Monday, May 5, 7:00
Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Cliff Colnot conductor

Members of Hysterica Dance Company

Mason Bates Mead Composer-in-Residence

Anna Clyne Mead Composer-in-Residence

Andrew Norman The Companion Guide to Rome

Anna Clyne Fits + Starts

Oscar Bettison Livre des Sauvages 

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Haydn & Beethoven
May 8-10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Labadie conductor

Marc-André Hamelin piano

Rigel Symphony No. 4

Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major

Kraus Symphony in E Minor

Beethoven Symphony No. 1

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Adventures with Aladdin

Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am and 12:45 pm

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

Edwin Outwater conductor

Lookingglass Theatre Company
Program to include:

Rimsky-Korsakov Selections from Sheherazade
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird

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Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens

Sunday, May 11, 3:00

Susanna Phillips soprano

Eric Owens bass-baritone

John Bruce Yeh clarinet

Daniel Gingrich horn

Myra Huang piano
Program to include:
Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965
Schubert Auf dem Strom, D. 943

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Afterwork Masterworks®: Jurowski Conducts Strauss

Wednesday, May 14, 6:30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Eugene Izotov oboe

Strauss Serenade in E-flat Major

Strauss Oboe Concerto

Strauss Metamorphosen

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Jurowski Conducts Strauss

May 15-17


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Eugene Izotov oboe

Dorothea Röschmann soprano

Strauss Serenade in E-flat Major

Strauss Metamorphosen

Strauss Oboe Concerto

Strauss Four Last Songs

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Emanuel Ax: The Brahms Project

Sunday, May 18, 3:00


Emanuel Ax
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Brahms Piano Sonata No. 2

Brahms Four Piano Pieces

Dean Hommage à Brahms [SCP Co-commission]

Mazzoli Bolts of Loving Thunder [SCP Co-commission]

Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

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Truth to Power
 
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Shostakovich Leningrad
May 22-24

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jaap van Zweden conductor

Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)

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Shostakovich & Prokofiev

May 29-30


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jaap van Zweden conductor

Alisa Weilerstein cello

Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was…

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

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Looks of a Lot Jason Moran and Theaster Gates

Friday, May 30, 8:00

Theaster Gates designer and vocals

Jason Moran and the Bandwagon 

Jason Moran piano

Tarus Mateen bass

Nasheet Waits drums

Ken Vandermark saxophones

Katie Ernst bass and vocals

Kenwood Academy Jazz Band 

Gerald Powell director

Bethany Pickens assistant director

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Prokofiev 5

May 31-3


Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jaap van Zweden conductor

Shostakovich Five Fragments

Britten Sinfonia da requiem

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

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June 26-28
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