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  • NOVEMBER 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS The following listings are current as of August 4, 2011. For the most updated and complete program information, please click the links below or visit cso.org. All concerts take place in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

    NOVEMBER Chicago Symphony Orchestra Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Afterwork Masterworks Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bernard Labadie, conductor Richard Par, organ

    HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 1 HANDEL Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in G Minor, Op.

    4, No. 1 HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 2 Tickets: $31$93 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    Afterwork Masterworks, the Chicago Symphony Orchestras popular series of midweek rush-hour performances, features CSO concerts in a casual, 90-minute format with no intermission and a free postconcert wine reception, where concertgoers can mingle and partake in a Q&A with guest artists and CSO musicians. This first concert of the series this season features Bernard Labadie, a Baroque music specialist, conducts an all-Handel program featuring the famous Water Music suites. Organist Richard Par from Quebec City's legendary Les Violons du Roy is featured in Handels Organ Concertos Nos. 1. The Water Music Suites No. 1 and 2 open and close the program.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2011, 3 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bernard Labadie, conductor Richard Par, organ

    HANDEL Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in G Minor, Op.

    4, No. 1 HANDEL Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in F Major, Op.

    4, No. 4 HANDEL Water Music Tickets: $29$214 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    Bernard Labadie conducts an all-Handel program on four subscription nights. Organist Richard Par is featured in Handels Organ Concertos Nos. 1 and 4; closing the program is Handel's Water Music, a particularly bright and festive piece of music. Water Music has remained Handels most popular instrumental work for almost three centuries.

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  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Saturday, November 5, 2011, 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Family Matinee Series Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Duain Wolfe, conductor DanceWorks Chicago, guest artists FRY Paradigm for Five Percussionists COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 NIELSEN Wind Quintet, Op. 43

    BRITTEN The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

    Tickets: $6$57 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12. This installment of the popular CSO Family Matinee series for families with children ages 5-9 explores the theme Music Comes Alive! Duain Wolfe, director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, conducts members of the CSO and guest artists from DanceWorks Chicago in a unique program that builds the orchestra section by section, starting with Frys Paradigm for percussion, Coplands majestic Fanfare for the Common Man for brass, Mozarts Eine kleine Nachtmusik for strings and Nielsens Wind Quintet for the woodwinds. The concert culminates with Brittens ever-popular Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8 p.m. An Exuberant Era: 1911/12 Friday, November 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Stphane Denve, conductor Leonidas Kavakos, violin PROKOFIEV Suite from The Love for Three Oranges PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63 ROUSSEL The Spider's Feast RAVEL Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe Tickets: $23$211 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    The Chicago Symphony continues to celebrate the centennial of the 1911/12 era with a French-inspired program featuring Ravels Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe, which premiered in 1911, and Roussels The Spiders Feast, which was written in 1912. French conductor Stphane Denve makes his CSO debut with violinist Leonidas Kavakos as soloist for Prokofievs graceful Second Violin Concerto.

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  • Symphony Center Presents Friday, November 11, 2011, 8 p.m. Jazz Series John Scofield Quartet John Scofield, guitar Mulgrew Miller, piano Ben Street, bass

    Greg Hutcherson, drums Ravi Coltrane Quartet Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone

    Tickets: $26$86 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    Jazz guitar innovator and composer John Scofield performs his signature fusion of jazz, funk and R&B joined by pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ben Street and drummer Greg Hutcherson. Scofield, who gained prominence as a guitarist and composer during his time with Miles Davis from 19821985, is an acclaimed leader and collaborator with some of todays top artists, including Charlie Haden, Mavis Staples and Jack DeJohnette. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary John Coltrane, makes his debut as a leader of his own quartet at Symphony Center.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, November 17, 2011, 8 p.m.

    Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Semyon Bychkov, conductor Katia Labque, piano Marielle Labque, piano POULENC Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 Tickets: $27$211 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    Conductor Semyon Bychkov returns to Symphony Center to lead the CSO in two performances of Strauss magnificent tone poem, Ein Heldenleben, a piece that received its U.S. premiere by the CSO in 1900. The score portrays all the overwhelming vulgarity and self-confidence that surrounded him at the turn of the last century, a time of rapid change. These performances also feature the luminous Labque sisters, Katia and Marielle, who perform Poulencs Concerto for Two Pianos, a tuneful, exuberant work with hints of inspiration from the Balinese gamelan.

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  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m. Beyond the Score Sunday, November 20, 2011, 3 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Semyon Bychkov, conductor Gerard McBurney, narrator STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 Tickets: $24$130 Subscriptions available now. Single tickets on sale August 12.

    The CSOs acclaimed Beyond the Score series continues in 2011/12 with new explorations of three pieces, revealing the story behind great musical works with a live audiovisual presentation and dramatized commentary provided by creative director Gerard McBurney. This season begins with Semyon Bychkov leading Strauss Ein Heldenlebenan outrageously exuberant, exaggerated and tongue-in-cheek self-portrait that highlights the wild social and artistic flux of 19th century. Ein Heldenleben was the subject of the very first Beyond the Score concert in 2005. Since then, the production has been completely revised; these presentations mark the first Chicago showing of the revised version.

    Latino Music Fesitival Sunday, November 20, 2011, 3 p.m. Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

    Cliff Colnot, conductor

    Program TBD Tickets: Free and open to the public. Tickets not required.

    This concert is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. This event takes place in Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center; complete program details will be announced at a later date.

    Once Upon a Symphony Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The Ugly Duckling

    Program to include music by Copland, Respighi, Saint-Sans and J. Strauss, Jr.

    Tickets: $7$12 Single tickets on sale August 12. Conceived by Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, Once Upon a Symphony is the newest contribution to the CSOs programming for families and young audiences. This seasons two concerts are designed for children ages 3-5, incorporating a performance by a small ensemble of CSO musicians and a storyteller with visual elements including puppets and props to give young children a playful introduction to music. Preconcert activities, an integral part of the Once Upon a Symphony experience, begin 45 minutes before each concert (9:15 and 11:00 a.m., respectively). A second program, Jack and the Beanstalk, will be presented in March 2012. Once Upon a Symphony is presented in collaboration with the Chicago Childrens Theatre.

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  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday, November 25, 2011, 8 p.m. Friday Night at the Movies Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    David Newman, conductor MGMHD presents West Side Story Music by Leonard Bernstein Tickets: $46$151 Single tickets on sale August 12. The Chicago Symphony Orchestras popular Friday Night at the Movies series, which brings movies to life as the CSO performs the score live, begins with the universally acclaimed movie musical, West Side Story. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the film was winner of 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. David Newman conducts the CSO in Leonard Bernsteins electrifying score, including memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, as the newly remastered film is shown in high definition with the original vocals and dialog intact. This classic romantic tragedy, one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features breathtaking choreography by Jerome Robbins, and a masterful screenplay by Arthur Laurents.

    Symphony Center Presents Saturday, November 26, 2011, 3 p.m. Special Concert Vienna Boys Choir Tickets: $22$83 Single tickets on sale August 12. An annual Thanksgiving-weekend delight, the Vienna Boys Choir returns to Chicago for a joyful performance to herald the holiday season. Founded more than 500 years ago, the beloved choir has worked with such musical luminaries as Mozart, Gluck and Bruckner, and it once counted Franz Schubert as one of its boy singers. Todays ensemble consists of 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14 who tour throughout Europe, Asia and North America and perform more than 300 concerts in front of nearly half a million people each year.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Saturday, November 26, 2011, 8 p.m. Special Concert Sunday, November 27, 2011, 3 p.m. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    David Newman, conductor MGMHD presents West Side Story Music by Leonard Bernstein Tickets: $41$136 Single tickets on sale August 12.

    David Newman conducts the CSO in Leonard Bernsteins electrifying score, including memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, as the newly remastered film is shown in high definition with the original vocals and dialog intact. This classic romantic tragedy, one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features breathtaking choreography by Jerome Robbins, and a masterful screenplay by Arthur Laurents. This classic romantic tragedy, one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features breathtaking choreography by Jerome Robbins, and a masterful screenplay by Arthur Laurents.

    Bank of America is the Global Sponsor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. CSO Tuesday series concerts are sponsored by United Airlines. Beyond the Score is supported in part through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Media sponsor: WFMT

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  • The Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. The Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series is supported in part by The Sara Lee Foundation. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts. Afterworks Masterworks media sponsor: WBBM.

    TICKETS for all 2011/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Center Presents and Civic Orchestra of Chicago concerts can be purchased by calling CSO ticketing services at 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114, online at cso.org, or by visiting the Symphony Center box office at 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604. Discounted student tickets can be purchased, subject to availability, online in advance or at the box office on the day of the concert. For group rates, please call 312-294-3040. Artists, programs and ticket prices are subject to change.

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