Coming up in less than 10 days is a first-time concert adventure in the urban wilds of the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Chicago Philharmonic will perform a unique, classical music concert for all ages in the zoo’s Main Mall on Friday evening, August 23, 2019.
After the normal visiting hours end, the east and west zoo gates will reopen at 6:30 for this ticketed concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m.. Seating will be general admission, non-VIP guests are encouraged to bring blankets and small folding chairs. VIP ticket holders will have access to the large, rooftop deck above the gift shop, which has private seating overlooking the Main Mall.
In addition to hearing the music live in the Mall, the concert will also be broadcast on speakers throughout the grounds, so everyone has the option of strolling through the zoo while savoring the end of summer and enjoying this exceptional, one-of-a-kind music experience. Beautiful symphonic pieces by Bartok, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Piazzolla and Vivaldi will be performed. The concert program is approximately 90 minutes long and the evening will conclude at 9 p.m..
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Chicago Philharmonic colleagues.
Main Mall cash bars and concessions will be open for refreshments. Advance tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite, any remaining tickets will be sold at the main east and west entrance gates on the evening of the event. It is highly recommended that you purchase in advance as there are only a limited number of tickets available. All ages are welcome, children 3 years and younger enter free with a paid adult.
$25 General Admission (10% off for Zoo/Chicago Philharmonic Society members) $1.75 Eventbrite service fee per ticket.
$55 VIP Admission (includes one complimentary drink ticket and exclusive access to the rooftop deck above the gift shop, which features private seating and bathrooms) $2.65 Eventbrite service fee per ticket.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot (east of the Zoo) for an additional charge. The parking price is typically $20 per car — due to the special event this rate may be adjusted. Limited street parking is also available. Several city bus lines provide service nearby.
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Please note: There are no refunds for tickets purchased for special events at the zoo. All events will be held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!
Chicago Philharmonic at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Fri, August 23, 2019, 6:30p.m. (the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Lincoln Park Zoo 2200 N Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago Sinfonietta is coming to the end of another orchestral season — this Saturday, May 11th and Monday, May 13th, 2019, they will present Soundsketch, an exceptional program dedicated entirely to musical portraits spanning genres and centuries. Included in the concert is David Schiff’s 4 Sisters, a jazz/classical, impressionistic love letter to icons Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, plus the allusively autobiographical Edward Elgar composition Enigma Variations. This string-centric concert featuring violin virtuoso Regina Carter will be a fitting finale to Chicago Sinfonietta’s illustrious 31st season!
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Soundsketch
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave. ~ Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B Wells Dr. ~ Chicago, IL 60605
NOTE! VENUE CHANGE!
Due to the recent CSO strike the Monday night concert will not be
performed at the usual Symphony Center location!
The Chicago Sinfonietta was founded in 1987 to address the need for diversity in orchestras and the lack of inclusive connection between classical musicians and the vibrant, nuanced, communities where they live and perform. Chicago Sinfonietta has made it their mission to represent the city of Chicago, reflecting the city’s vibrancy on stage and in Sinfonietta’s programming — making classical music accessible for anyone. The orchestra's thirty one years have been highlighted by six European tours, two Kennedy Center performances, three Millennium Park concerts (attended by over 19,000 people), and sixteen vinyl LP, CD and digital recordings. Recently the Chicago Sinfonietta was awarded the $625,000 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
Beginning next Thursday, April 11, 2019, American Ballet Theatre will be dancing into Chicago for a weekend to present Whipped Cream at the Auditorium Theatre. Whipped Cream has a musical score written in 1924 by master-composer Richard Strauss and it will be played, live, by the Chicago Philharmonic. Edward and his cello will be among his orchestra colleagues for these performances. The Whipped Cream ballet has a whimsical story which follows a young boy after he overindulges in sweets and falls into a sugar-induced delirium. Incredible choreography, jubilant sets and amazing costumes showcase ABT's world class dancers and make this exuberantly nutty piece a must see, perfect for any lover of dance, theatre, or the visual arts. "A candyland triumph!” (New York Times)
American Ballet Theatre
Dates: Thursday - Sunday
April 11 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 12 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 13 , 2019 @ 02:00 PM
April 13 , 2019 @ 07:30 PM
April 14 , 2019 @ 02:00 PM
The Auditorium Theatre
50 East Ida B Wells Drive (Congress Parkway)
Chicago, Illinois 60605