This February, Chicago Philharmonic Society musicians paid their first visit to students at the Chicago High School for the Arts on the city’s West Side. Musicians will work with students over several weeks through the Chicago Philharmonic Mentorship Program, leading masterclasses, participating in rehearsals, and playing a side-by-side concert in March. The program, which also continues at Old Orchard Junior High, seeks to teach students musical and life skills. Read more.
This February 14 at noon, the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players head to City Winery with multi-talented vocalist Cheryl Wilson and a cutting-edge string quartet made up of Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Monica Reilly, and Margaret Daly. Music by Ellington, Dvorak, the Beatles, and more sets the tone as they examine the fascinating faces of love. Brunch available for purchase. Bring your valentine, or go stag and see who ends up at your cozy candlelit table 😉 Buy tickets.
Violinist Chee-Yun will replace David Perry in the Chicago Philharmonic’s performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires on February 7’s Eight Seasons concert. Mr. Perry is unable to perform due to an injury. Chee-Yun’s illustrious career has included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, tours under Michael Tilson Thomas, eight discs on the Denon and Naxos labels, and features on NPR’s Performance Today. Read more.
To kick off a three-year residency at the Harris Theater, 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 favorites and pops delights 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.