Announcing Free Summer Side-by-Side Concerts in Chicago Parks
Side by Side in Ping Tom Park. Photo by Elliot Mandel

Join Chicago Philharmonic musicians as an audience member or performer as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series! Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are invited to play side-by-side with professional musicians in rehearsal and concert. Don’t play an instrument? Come as an audience member and enjoy great music in Chicago’s backyard. June 18: Ping Tom Park, July 30: Columbus Park, August 20: Humboldt Park. Learn more.

Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie

To kick off our Harris Theater residency, on May 28th, 2016 we partner with Cirque de la Symphonie. Their globetrotting cast of Olympians and world-record-holders makes its Chicago debut alongside the our thrillingly virtuosic musicians. Classical masterpieces and film score favorites include selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, John Williams’s Star Wars soundtrack, Khachaturian’s Gayaneh, and more. Don’t miss the excitement. Buy your tickets today.

2016-17 Subscriptions on Sale Now!

Join us 2016-17 in exploring rich musical expressions of a topic that has fascinated humanity through all its history – love – with orchestral favorites and lesser-known offerings that will inspire your imagination and intellect. Guests include conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Visceral Dance Chicago, and renowned soloists. Scott Speck leads the orchestra as artistic director. Subscriptions range from 2 to 5 concerts and start at just $42. Learn more.

Hear us at Ravinia this Summer

Our decades-old relationship with Ravinia continues with performances at three great events this summer: Seth MacFarlane, the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, and a screening and live performance of the score of The Wizard of Oz. We hope to see you there! Learn more.