Events Listing

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Saturday October 12, 2024 - Saturday January 18, 2025

“This powerhouse company is a magnificent display of soul stirring raw power and grace,” says Chicago Theatre Review. Deeply Rooted Dance Theater reimagines and diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African American traditions in dance and storytelling. Celebrating more than 28 years as one of the most renowned dance companies in Chicago, the evening at the historic Auditorium Theatre will present the full spectrum of Deeply Rooted’s impressive trajectory.  

Rex Orange County
Saturday October 12, 2024 - Saturday January 18, 2025

Rex Orange County has always made music about growing up: His winsome, richly-produced indie-pop songs tap into the richness of first love and first heartbreak with wise beyond his years poeticism and a keen understanding of the universal human condition. Across his four beloved studio albums, Alex O’Connor has continued to refine that vision, zeroing in on the minutiae of love with an unfathomable sense of craft and finesse. Presale tickets available Thursday, July 25 at 10AM CST. Public on-sale tickets available Friday, July 26 at 10AM CST.

Sonic Symphony
Saturday October 12, 2024

Get ready to run down memory lane at Sonic speed! Sonic Symphony is an immersive live experience that celebrates more than three decades of music from SEGA’s iconic mascot. From the classic 8-bit and 16-bit tunes to rock bands and EDM, this concert will take you on a musical journey through the colorful world of Sonic the Hedgehog. Relive your favorite Sonic moments, brought to life by a symphony orchestra and rock band. Sonic Symphony will be an electrifying tribute to the music that has defined generations of gamers, old and new. Don’t miss the chance to experience the sounds of Sonic like never before! Presented by MGP Live

Bram Stoker's Dracula in Concert
Saturday November 9, 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. Now, for ONE-NIGHT-ONLY, experience the North American Premiere of Bram Stoker's Dracula in Concert. 110 musicians from Chicago Philharmonic, accompanied by a full choir, bring Wojciech Kilar's haunting score to life in sync with the film. Saturday, November 9, 2024, at Auditorium Theatre. 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 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. This event is rated R. Contains some adult material. Under 17 years old requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. 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.

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack with the Chicago Philharmonic
Saturday January 18, 2025

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack continue their groundbreaking and much beloved symphony collaborations. Each night the performances will feature a completely unique set featuring hits from the expansive Grateful Dead catalogue, Weir’s solo albums and beloved covers. Orchestration is provided by the Chicago Philharmonic. A project that was years in the making, the band originally debuted these acclaimed orchestral performances during a four-night sold-out run with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in the fall of 2022. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros have continued touring theaters nationwide, captivating audiences and keeping the spirit of the Grateful Dead alive to critical acclaim.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in Concert
Saturday January 18, 2025

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. Massamba Diop- the world-renowned Senegalese tama drummer who not only played on but also composed sections of the original score- will join the orchestra. Composer Ludwig Göransson (who is known for his work as producer to Childish Gambino in addition to composing for tv and film including OppenheimerTenetCreedThe Book of Boba Fett, and The Mandalorian) crafted the score to Black Panther in collaboration with Senegalese musicians Baba Maal and Massamba Diop. The Academy Award winning movie score combines traditional Senegalese music, Western symphonic scoring, and 21st Century digital production techniques to parallel the film’s Afro-futurist themes and create a sound that feels both futuristic and ancient. In a particularly inspired collaboration between Göransson and Diop, the film hero T’Challa is represented by three notes on the talking drum that sound rhythmically similar to the name “T’Challa.” This theme is repeated throughout the film, first by the talking drum and then the entire orchestra, and is transformed depending on the scene.