Matthew Polenzani, Christian Gerhaher & Issachah Savage Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

(Credit: Gregor Hohenberg/Fay Fox) The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Jaap van Zweden conducts Christian Gerhaher in a program that includes Shekhar, Mahler, and Beethoven. Performance Dates: Oct. 12-15, 2023 The Vienna Boys Choir is set to perform a Christmas concert. {…}

Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke & Elliot Madore Lead Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature Riccardo Muti’s final season as the CSO’s music director. Muti has served as Music Director for 13 years. Here is a look at the vocal performances for the season. Thomas Søndergård conducts a program with music by Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Sibelius with soloist Francesco Piemontesi and Chicago Symphony {…}

Riccardo Muti, Anita Rachvelishvili & Francesco Meli Highlight Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 season with Riccardo Muti leading a number of important and rare works and international soloists. For this article we will highlight the vocal performances. A highlight of the year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth will be Riccardo Muti conducting the composer’s Missa solemnis. The maestro will conduct the Chicago {…}

Anita Rachvelshvili, Iestyn Davies & Renée Fleming Highlight Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring a number of important soloists and important works. For this season announcement, we will only focus on vocal showcases or programs related to opera in any way. Here is a look. Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 as well as Joyce DiDonato in {…}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 Review: Sublime Schubert & DeShong Debut Mark Enthralling Evening

Celebrating 60 years of the Chicago Symphony Chorus was no easy task given the unit’s reputation for quality. That anniversary was marked this past weekend with a program highlighted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus putting forth an absolutely sublime Schubert Mass in E-Flat major. The three-part program began with maestro Riccardo Muti and the CSO performing the overture {…}