The first Chicago Sinfonietta concerts of the 2019-2020 season explore ideas of natural beauty and loss from many angles to advance the conversation about climate change. On Saturday, October 5th, 2019, in Naperville, Illinois, and again on Monday, October 7th in downtown Chicago, the Sinfonietta will present Forces + Fates: The Beauty And Volatility Of Planet Earth. The opening piece, Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides, is inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, something we risk losing in the all-too-near future. Earth Triptych, receiving its world premiere, shows three different eras of Earth — inviting you to consider where we’re coming from, where we are now, and where we’re going. Clarice Assad’s Nhanderú celebrates the Amazon Basin, a font of biodiversity that is dying away far too rapidly, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker's Lyric for Strings mourns what we have lost and may yet lose to climate change. The final work, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, is a warning and a reminder — our fate is in our hands, for now.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta colleagues for these concerts.
Forces + Fates
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall ~ Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave.
For one show only, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, the Chicago Sinfonietta will perform live orchestral accompaniment to a screening of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele’s GET OUT. The conductor is Michael Abels, who really knows his way around the movie’s heart-pounding musical soundtrack because he composed it! This is the movie's Midwest premiere with a LIVE orchestra. Get Out, nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, is a film that is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative social commentary.
Rated R (for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references) Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before bringing young children with them.
Edward Kelsey Moore will perform among his Chicago Sinfonietta colleagues in this event.
Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts. Additional discounts are available for college students and young professionals. Click here for details!
GET OUT with the Chicago Sinfonietta
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Auditorium Theatre ~ 50 East Ida B Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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