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CHAMPION, HIGHWAY PATROL & More Lead Chicago's February 2024 Top Picks


by BWW Staff - February 01, 2024

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. February 2024's top picks include Lyric Opera's Champion, Cinderella, Goodman's Highway Patrol and more....

Choreographers Showcase Announced April 17 At The Chicago History Museum


by A.A. Cristi - March 14, 2022

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, which connects audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors, and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia, returns to the stage with a Choreographers Showcase of South Asian perspectives in contemporary dance. The performance takes place Sunday...

Past Shows

Jessie Montgomery & Curtis Stewart


Chicago Opera Theater Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya leads musicians from the CSO in a program dedicated to composer-performers: four-time Grammy Award-nominated violinist and composer Curtis ...

Schubert & Beethoven
Schubert & Beethoven
3/1 - 3/2/2024


Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is treasured by generations of music fans for its whirling dance rhythms and majestic Allegretto movement. It finds an admirable interpreter in ...

Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
2/23 - 2/27/2024


With his Ninth Symphony, Shostakovich delivered a tragicomic work with nods to Haydn and circus tunes. Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the ...

Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Pierre-Laurent Aimard, “a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (The Wall Street Journal), presents an enthralling exploration of the keyboard fantasy. Anchored by two of ...

Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar


Sheku Kanneh-Mason, hailed by The New Yorker as “a cellist of blazing sensitivity,” makes his CSO debut in Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto. Paavo Järvi conducts ...

Carnival of the Animals


Lina González-Granados leads members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ playful . Guided by narration from master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, the orchestra depicts ...

The Blue Note Quintet / Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio


The Blue Note Quintet, led by six-time Grammy-nominated pianist Gerald Clayton, honors Blue Note Records’ rich history and paves the way for the eclectic artists ...

Seong-Jin Cho Plays Beethoven


Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is a landmark of his dark and restless middle period, here featuring Seong-Jin Cho, whose 2018 Chicago debut offered “about as ...

Hélène Grimaud


Prodigious pianist Hélène Grimaud, whose “performances attempt, whenever possible, to shake up conventional pianistic wisdom” (The New Yorker), climbs four summits of the piano literature. ...

Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited


Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s “Jazz Night in America,” Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of ...

Merry, Merry Chicago!
Merry, Merry Chicago!
12/15 - 12/23/2023


Symphony Center’s beloved tradition continues with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing familiar carols and festive holiday songs, including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, ...

Bychkov Conducts Brahms
Bychkov Conducts Brahms
12/14 - 12/16/2023


When Renaud Capuçon and Semyon Bychkov last appeared together with the CSO, sparks flew. The French violinist “made you aware of a searching musical intellect ...

Home Alone in Concert
Home Alone in Concert
12/8 - 12/10/2023


Relive John Hughes’ hilarious and heartwarming tale about 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), who is left to defend his home against a pair of dimwitted ...

Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms
Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms
12/7 - 12/9/2023


CSO Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn illuminates Brahms’ Violin Concerto, with its ardent beauty and fiery finale. Mikko Franck conducts Wagner’s ecstatic Prelude to Tristan und Isolde ...

MTT Conducts Mozart
MTT Conducts Mozart
11/30 - 12/5/2023


Michael Tilson Thomas lends his fresh insights to a compelling Austro-Germanic program. It includes Mozart’s whirling Six German Dances as well as his expressive and ...

Sir Andrew Conducts Handel’s Messiah


Experience the power of nearly 100 voices in magnificent harmony. From “The Trumpet Shall Sound” to the rousing “Hallelujah” Chorus, Handel’s Messiah is packed with ...

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna


The Vienna Boys Choir rings in the holiday season with a program drawn from its repertoire of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces and yuletide favorites. ...

Brad Mehldau Trio


Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and his trio have a nearly 20-year history, touring around the world — often performing on stage at Symphony ...

Sir András Schiff


Longtime Chicago favorite Sir András Schiff performs works from his extensive repertoire in a program introduced from the stage. An engaging and informative host, Schiff ...

The Planets
The Planets
11/2 - 11/7/2023


Daniel Harding leads Holst’s The Planets, the interstellar orchestral suite that has inspired generations of sci-fi film composers. Experience the ferocity of “Mars,” the golden ...

Global Perspectives


Together with guest conductor François López-Ferrer, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra embark on a musical journey around the world. Experience how orchestral music celebrates ...

Mahler 1
Mahler 1
10/26 - 10/28/2023


Mahler’s First Symphony unfolds with the elemental sounds of nature, foot-stomping folk dances and a stormy but ultimately heroic finale. Conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider opens with ...

Gershwin & Bernstein
Gershwin & Bernstein
10/19 - 10/24/2023


An exuberant melding of jazz, blues and classical styles, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F is an ideal vehicle for Illinois native Conrad Tao, “a personality-plus ...

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lisa Batiashvili & Gautier Capuçon


Three superstar virtuosos team up to perform piano trios spanning three centuries. Delight in the wit and virtuosity of Haydn, the exquisite colors and Basque ...

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Beethoven 5


From its commanding four-note opening to its blazing finish, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony remains the unrivaled expression of struggle and triumph in orchestral music. German baritone ...

Anoushka Shankar


Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar — the first Indian woman and youngest-ever Grammy nominee in the world music category — brings her new quintet to Symphony ...

Muti Conducts The Firebird
Muti Conducts The Firebird
9/21 - 9/26/2023


Riccardo Muti and the CSO open the 2023/24 Season with two pieces capturing the fairy-tale splendor of Russian music. Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird uses ...

Symphony Ball: Muti & Kavakos


Celebrate the start of a new season with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Ball, an unforgettable red-carpet evening complete with a ...

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra


Accentuating the beauty of ancient Chinese instruments amidst the grandeur of a Western symphony, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra draws on cherished ancient melodies and ...

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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (8/11 - 8/11)
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