Get a jump on fall when single tickets to nine Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents concerts for the 2014/15 season go on sale June 6. Patrons may buy tickets online at cso.org, by phone at 312-294-3000 or at the Symphony Center box office, 220 S. Michigan.
All concerts start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The lineup:
Symphony Ball, Sept. 20: The annual fund-raising gala launches the 2014/15 season with Music Director Riccardo Muti leading the CSO in Beethoven’s mighty Ninth Symphony, followed by dinner and dancing at the Palmer House. (Start time: 7 p.m.)
Mariachi Vargas de Tecatitlán, Sept. 28: The world’s greatest mariachi, founded in 1898 in the Mexican state of Jalisco, returns for its annual fall concert at Symphony Center. (Start time: 3 p.m.)
“Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Oct. 14: Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland (The Police) performs his original score for the 1925 silent film, joined by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductor Richard Kaufman. (Start time: 7:30 p.m.)
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Oct. 17: Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of original music, including selections from their upcoming disc on Nonesuch.
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, Oct. 19: Hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “the greatest piano trio in contemporary jazz,” the ensemble consists of pianist Keith Jarrett and longtime collaborators, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette. After the trio’s 2011 performance at Symphony Center, Downbeat magazine wrote, “Few pianists express a more intimate physical and emotional connection to the instrument and the music than Jarrett. … Such focus and concentration is shared by the group.”
“Hallowed Haunts,” Oct. 25: The annual family spooktacular features Halloween favorites, performed by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. (Start time: 3 p.m.)
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” Oct. 31: Organist Cameron Carpenter performs his original score to the silent horror film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), a masterpiece of German Expressionism.
China NCPA Orchestra, Nov. 2: Conductor Lu Jia will lead the ensemble, established in March 2010 as the resident orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, in works including Dvořák Symphony No. 8 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, the latter with Yuja Wang as soloist. (Start time: 3 p.m.)
Mazowsze Polish Folk and Dance Ensemble, Nov. 5: With 100 dancers, singers and musicians, Mazowsze offers a kaleidoscopic display of dazzling movement and vibrant color. (Start time: 7:30 p.m.)
ABOVE: Detail of a poster promoting the original 1925 release of the silent film “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.”