Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and Symphony Center Presents will offer programming with timeless messages of hope and peace for the modern world.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Sept. 21-22 and 25
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Alexey Tikhomirov, bass
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, chorus director
PROKOFIEV Sinfonietta, Op. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 13 in B-flat Minor, Op. 113 (Babi Yar)

Vocal recital: Oct. 15 (Pritzker Military Museum & Library) and Oct. 23 (Mayne Stage)
Mario Rojas, tenor
Christopher Kenney, baritone
Shannon McGinnis, piano

IVES In Flanders Fields
GURNEY Ludlow and Teme
BUTTERWORTH Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
IVES The Circus Band

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Oct. 18-20
Marin Alsop, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
MANTOVANI Threnos (World premiere, CSO commission)
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

SCP Special Concert: Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

SCP Piano: Oct. 28, 3 p.m.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Tamara Stefanovich, piano
BARTÓK Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos
RAVEL Sites auriculaires
BIRTWISTLE Keyboard Engine
MESSIAEN Visions de l’Amen

SCP Jazz: Nov. 2
Reginald Robinson in an SCP-commissioned tribute to James Reese Europe, whose 369th Regiment “Hellfighters” introduced jazz to Europe

SCP Special Concert: Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Kian Soltani, cello
R. STRAUSS Don Quixote, Op. 35
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: Nov. 8-10
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus, chorus director Duain Wolfe

Vittoria Yeo soprano
Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczala tenor
Dmitry Belosselskiy bass

VERDI Requiem

SCP Special Concert: Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
Soweto Gospel Choir
“Songs of the Free”

SCP Piano: Dec. 2, 3 p.m.
Cédric Tiberghien, piano
SCRIABIN Vers la flamme, Op. 72
BRIDGE Three Improvisations for the Left Hand
SZYMANOWSKI Twelve Etudes, Op. 33
HINDEMITH In Einer Nacht, Op. 15

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Dec. 6-8 and 11
Edward Gardner, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
WAGNER Overture to Rienzi
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (The Inextinguishable)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Jan. 10-12
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
IVES, orch. SCHUMAN Variations on “America”
IVES & LOWRY, arr. Adams “At the River” from Five Songs
COPLAND Selections from Old American Songs
STILL In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
DAUGHERTY Letter to Mrs. Bixby from Letters from Lincoln
CORIGLIANO One Sweet Morning
ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Feb. 21-23
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Benedetta Torre, soprano
Sara Mingardo, contralto
Saimir Pirgu, tenor
Mika Kares, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, chorus director
SCHUMAN Symphony No. 9 (Le fosse Ardeatine)
MOZART Requiem, K. 626

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: May 16-18 and 21
Mikko Franck, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
RAUTAVAARAA Requiem in Our Time
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27