2017-2018 Season: Glorious Earth

Welcome to Season 2017-2018: Glorious Earth

Inspired by the world around us, Artistic Director Scott Speck and the Chicago Philharmonic bring together world-class talent to perform moving and beautiful works. Ranging from beloved traditional showpieces to a brand-new commission and a family friendly extravaganza, this year’s program has something for everyone.

“We have devoted a season to the glories of being alive on this planet, with an array of masterpieces that show us what it means to be human.”
– Scott Speck

Keep reading below to see the spectacular season ahead or view the PDF brochure online here.

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Glorious Earth
BODY AND SOUL
October 15 2017, 7pm
Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston
SCOTT SPECK Conductor
APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO
EVANSTON CHILDREN’S CHOIR
MARTHA GUTH Soprano
HUGH RUSSELL Baritone

JUSTIN BERKOWITZ Tenor

CARL ORFF Carmina Burana
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Rainbow Body
IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite

Read more about “Body and Soul” here.
SONOROUS EARTH
November 12 2017, 3pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago
SCOTT SPECK Conductor
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Composer

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Sonorous Earth
JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5

WOLFGANGF AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)

Read more about “Sonorous Earth” here.
BOWS AND BEASTS
March 4 2018, 7pm
Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston
SCOTT SPECK Conductor
PER TENGSTRAND Piano

SHAN-SHAN SUN Piano

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals
PYOTR ILYCH TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins in E minor, RV 550
OGDEN NASH Verses for Camille Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals

Read more about “Bows and Beasts” here.
BEYOND THE BLACK SEA
April 8 2018, 3pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
SCOTT SPECK Conductor

XIAYIN WANG Piano

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

PHILIP GLASS Music from The Secret Agent

Read more about “Beyond the Black Sea” here.
THE DREAM
With VISCERAL DANCE CHICAGO
April 29 2018, 3pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
SCOTT SPECK Conductor

NICK PUPILLO Choreographer

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Chamber
Symphony, String Quartet no. 8.
OSVALDO GOLIJOV Mariel
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Elegy from Serenade for Strings
JOHNNY GREENWOOD Proven Lands, Future Markets, and Oil from “There Will be Blood”
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5
MINORU MIKI Time for Marimba
THOM YORKE Creep
ALLESSANDRO MARCELLO Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D minor
ENNIO MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission”

 

Read more about “The Dream” here.
HOLLYWOOD HEROES
May 27 2018, 3pm
Harris Theater, Chicago
Walk the red carpet dressed as your favorite Hollywood hero or star as Chicago Philharmonic presents a thrilling afternoon of music from the silver screen.

Full program to be announced.

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