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Chicago Sinfonietta presents ECHO
Saturday March 16, 2024

Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in celebrating Women's History Month with ECHO, a stunning program featuring a lineup of works that highlights the artistry and creativity of women in music. Experience the Chicago premiere of Florence Price's Concert Overture No. 2, a dynamic and passionate work that showcases Price's masterful orchestration and distinctive musical voice. Then, be transported by Samuel Barber's beloved Violin Concerto, performed by the rising star Amaryn Olmeda in her Chicago debut. Olmeda's virtuosity and musicianship will be sure to leave you spellbound. Next up is Francis Poulenc's Les biches Suite, a playful and evocative work that blends neoclassical and jazz elements with irresistible charm. Finally, the Chicago Sinfonietta is proud to present the world premiere of a currently untitled piece by Clarice Assad, co-commissioned with SPCO/ROCO/ACO, with the talented vocalist and composer herself performing as soloist. This piece is sure to captivate and inspire with its bold, innovative sound and unforgettable melodies. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will echo with the vibrant energy and creativity of women in music, celebrating their artistic achievements and paving the way for future generations of female musicians. Don't miss this powerful tribute to the women who have shaped the world of classical music and continue to inspire us today. Featuring works by: Price Barber Assad Poulenc

Batman 1989 - 35th Anniversary Concert
Saturday April 13, 2024

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures’ iconic 1989 DC Superhero film, “Batman,” live in concert! The Dark Knight, defender of law and order in Gotham City, treads the shadow zone between right and wrong, fighting with only his skill in martial arts and his keenly honed mind to defend the innocent and to purge the memory of his parents’ brutal murder – always keeping his true identity as millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne a closely guarded secret. The film will be accompanied by a live orchestra, conducted by James Olmstead, providing the perfect opportunity to revisit a classic fan-favorite film based on one of the world’s most popular DC comic characters, or to introduce it to a new audience. Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite DC Superhero. Presented by MGP Live  Click here for more information about tickets and subscriptions to the Auditorium Philms Concert Series.

Chicago Sinfonietta presents REVERB
Saturday May 11, 2024

Join the Chicago Sinfonietta for an unforgettable season finale, REVERB, featuring a lineup of works that showcase the power and energy of classical music. The evening begins with Chin's Subito con Forza, a  dynamic work that sets the tone for an evening. Then, if you appreciate bold and dynamic orchestral music, you won't want to miss the triumphant Symphony No. 3 by Louise Farrenc, whose brilliance as a composer is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. Up next, experience the Chicago premiere of Carlos Simon's Profiles, a work that explores the complexities of identity and the diversity of the human experience. This piece is sure to move and inspire with its powerful themes and innovative sound. Next up is Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring the world-renowned pianist George Li as guest artist. Li's virtuosity and musicality are sure to dazzle and delight, as he performs one of the most beloved and iconic works in the classical repertoire. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will reverberate with energy and passion, showcasing their artistic prowess and commitment to excellence. This promises to be an unforgettable evening of music that will leave you inspired and energized. Don't miss your chance to witness the Chicago Sinfonietta REVERB with sound and spirit as they close out another incredible season. Featuring works by: Chin Farrenc Simon Rachmaninoff

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert
Saturday June 22, 2024 - Sunday June 23, 2024

After an electric sold-out debut in 2022, Chicago Philharmonic brings back Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert. In 2018, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” quickly became a global sensation and cultural phenomenon, showing a new dimension of what SuperHero films could be. Rolling Stone raved, “The film lights up the screen with a full-throttle blast of action and fun. That’s to be expected. But what sneaks up and floors you is the film’s racial conscience and profound, astonishing beauty.”   Relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger all while the “one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras” (Chicago Tribune) performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score live to picture.   Joining the orchestra for the concert is Massamba Diop, the revered Senegalese tama drummer who recorded and co-created parts of the movie score with composer Göransson.  Click here for more information about tickets and subscriptions to the Auditorium Philms Concert Series.

Bram Stoker's Dracula in Concert
Saturday October 26, 2024

This will be the North American premiere of this production. Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematographic retelling of Bram Stoker’s novel became a box office hit in 1992, crowned by three Academy Awards. Its fresh and bold conceptual energy turned the movie into the most influential vampire film in decades. A film whose opulence and sense of spectacle triggered a whole new wave of contemporary horror films. One of the film’s strengths was coming back to Bram Stoker’s original novel instead of adapting the more popular theater play from the 1920s.  Polish composer Wojciech Kilar (1932-2013), one of the most respected European composers of the last decades, was chosen to write the original score. As Coppola did in 1 972 when he approached Italian composer Nino Rota to score THE GODFATHER, the surprising choice of Wojciech Kilar would break all musical molds of the genre. Belonging to the generation of Krzysztof Penderecki and Henryk Górecki, Kilar’s glorious score dwells between lush romanticism, mysticism and avantgarde. Although Kilar had written dozens of soundtracks for European films before, it is BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA that ensures his position in the pantheon of film music legends.  Click here for more information about tickets and subscriptions to the Auditorium Philms Concert Series.

Love Actually In Concert
Saturday December 7, 2024

Funny, irresistible and heart-warming, Love Actually is set in contemporary London in the weeks before Christmas and tells one story which weaves together a spectacular amount of love stories – sometimes romantic, sometimes sad, sometimes stupid – all funny in their own way. With the film becoming a Christmas tradition for many, audiences attending the Love Actually Film in Concert will be invited to to a unique way to watch the film: a full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto the big screen. Everywhere you look it seems love is causing chaos. From the new bachelor Prime Minister who falls in love 30 seconds after entering Downing Street to a loser sandwich delivery guy who doesn’t have a hope with the girls in the UK so heads for Wisconsin; from a jilted writer who escapes the south of France to nurse his broken heart to an aging rock star trying to make a comeback at any price;, from a bride having problems with her husband’s best man to a married woman having trouble with her husband; from a schoolboy with a crush on the prettiest girl in the school to his architect step-father with a crush on Claudia Schiffer. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more. Take a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns as you fall under the spell of Love Actually and share in the laughs and charm live in concert. Click here for more information about tickets and subscriptions to the Auditorium Philms Concert Series.