The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and several guest artists across the Symphony Center Presents series offer unique and varied programming in March.
The six-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble the Chieftains make their final Chicago appearance on March 6 as part of the band’s farewell tour, “The Irish Goodbye,” marking 57 years of performing together. Their program features modern renditions of traditional Irish folk music and original tunes.
Conductor André de Ridder leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of classical music inspired by the jazz revolution of the 20th century on March 12 through 17. Two of George Gershwin’s iconic works are paired with one he undoubtedly influenced, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, featuring pianist Inon Barnatan. Ravel’s Boléro closes the program.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Richard Kaufmann, performs the iconic score of Casablanca alongside a showing of the classic, award-winning film on March 13 and 15. The 1942 romantic drama features an evocative score by Max Steiner that includes the memorable classic song “As Time Goes By.”
The SFJAZZ Collective celebrates the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way and Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand! with a concert of brand-new arrangements on March 21. Three-time Grammy Award winner and vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins the group in a collaboration commemorating the 1969 release of these two significant and influential albums.
For information and tickets, visit cso.org or call the Symphony Center box office at 312-294-3000.
All programs at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.
Friday, March 6
Thursday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 17
Friday, March 13
Sunday, March 15
with Special Guest Dee Dee Bridgewater
Saturday, March 21