New This Year: Night Out in the Parks
Columbus Park Refectory

For the first time ever, join Chicago Philharmonic musicians for a unique outdoor concert experience — as an audience member or performer — as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program. Side-by-side programs will take place in Chicago parks on August 1 and August 29. Register & find out more.

2015-16 Evanston Season

Our 2015-16 Evanston season, Chasing The Sun, will take place at Pick-Staiger Hall on the Northwestern campus. Each concert in the series features a world-class guest artist and a combination of riveting new works and beloved masterpieces. “Charming boy-next-door conductor Scott Speck” (Slipped Disc) takes the helm for his third season as artistic director. Click here for subscriptions and more information.

Seth MacFarlane at Ravinia

Family Guy creator and Grammy-nominated vocalist Seth MacFarlane makes his Ravinia debut on August 21st. We’ll return to the festival – under the guise of the Ravinia Festival Orchestra – to provide some swinging big band accompaniment. Don’t miss it. Tickets and more info at

Board Chairman Paul Judy Passes Torch to Tom Manning

The Chicago Philharmonic Society announced on June 15 that Paul R. Judy, Board Chairman since January, 2012, has become Chairman Emeritus, and is being succeeded by Thomas J. Manning. Additionally, Bobby Everson, a principal timpanist with the orchestra and a board director, has been named Vice Chairman. Read the press release.