For a third season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform three summer concerts again at the Morton Arboretum in west suburban Lisle. Tickets for the concerts, June 25-27, are on sale now.
“In the past two years through this fruitful partnership with [the Morton Arboretum], we’ve been able to reach more than 20,000 people who have attended the orchestra’s performances there, and we look forward to this year’s offerings,” said Jeff Alexander, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in a statement. “We continue to broaden our vision and build further connections by sharing the extraordinary music-making of the CSO with audiences in the western suburbs.”
Guest conductors James Feddeck and Richard Kaufman will conduct the CSO in classical and film favorites. The programs are:
June 25: Kaufman leads the CSO in Hollywood Heroes and Superheroes, featuring music from “Superman,” “The Pink Panther,” the “Austin Powers” series and more.
June 26: Feddeck conducts an all-Russian program of Stravinsky’s Circus Polka and Suite from The Firebird, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2.
June 27: Feddeck leads the CSO in the overture to Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with Christopher Martin, CSO principal trumpet, as the featured soloist, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
Tickets for all CSO-presented concerts can be purchased online at cso.org, by phone at (800) 223‑7114 or (312) 294‑3000, or in person at the Symphony Center box office, 220 S. Michigan in Chicago.
Along with the Morton concerts, members of the CSO will perform two family-focused concerts elsewhere in the western suburbs this spring.
May 17, Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville: With guest conductor Rei Hotoda, two concerts featuring works by Tchaikovsky. Performance times are 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $20.
June 14, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn: The CSO’s Once Upon a Symphony production of “The Little Red Hen,” beginning at 1:30 p.m., with pre-concert activities at 12:45 p.m.. Once Upon a Symphony programs, which feature storytelling through music, are designed for pre-schoolers aged 3-5. Tickets, $14 and $16, are available via atthemac.org, at the MAC box office or at (630) 942-4000.