Civic Orchestra Of Chicago
Sundays @ 8PM

Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the pre-professional training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It provides promising career-bound musicians a unique access to the resources and musicians of the CSO as well as some of today's most sought-after conductors including Music Director Riccardo Muti. The Civic gives critically acclaimed performances in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, and in other parts of the metropolitan area; its members also give chamber concerts, and all these performances are free of charge to the greater Chicago community. Over the years, many Civic members have gone on to distinguished careers in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as all the major orchestras of the United States and throughout the world.
 
9/14

Cliff Colnot, conductor
Esa Pekka-Salonen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major "Surprise"
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkainen's Return from Legends, Op. 22

9/21

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer

9/28

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  The Marriage of Figaro, Act II

10/5

Cliff Colnot, conductor
Paul Hindemith:  Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

David Robertson, conductor
Gustav Mahler:  Adagio from Symphony No. 10 in F-Sharp Major

10/12

Cliff Colnot, conductor
Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Canteloube:  Chant d'Auvergne
Igor Stravinsky:  Chant du Rossignol

10/19

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Evolution of the Piano Concerto

10/26

Xian Zhang, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2
Bela Bartok:   Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin