This Week at the Symphony Center

Chicago Symphony Center

Mark your calendars for these exciting musical events at the Symphony Center this week. From large piano compositions to young competition finalists the Chicago Symphony Orchestra accompanies an array of talented musicians. Learn more about each event below, and look online for more information about pre- and post-concert experiences such as dinner events and talks before the show.

February 23-27: Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich 

On Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, enjoy the performance of Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony. Additionally, Behzod Abduraimov plays Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut. To finish the program, listen to Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina prelude and Saariaho’s Winter Sky.

February 24: Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Finals

Enjoy a performance by Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition finalists Chloe Nam (flute), Jaden Teague-Núñez (steelpan) and Elyse Schlesinger (horn). On February 24, they will be at the Symphony Center to perform in the final round in Orchestra Hall. They will be accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and conductor Kyle Dickson. Tickets are free but reservations are required.

February 25: The Plymouth Ensemble at Beverly Arts Center

This Sunday, the Plymouth Ensemble performs works by Mozart and Brahms at the Symphony Center. They will perform Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor and Mozart’s genial Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major. Registration is open now for this free event.

February 25: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Claimed to be “a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” by The Wall Street Journal, Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs a mixed piano composition across four centuries of music. The program will feature two of Mozart’s beloved works. The show will last almost two hours, and prices range from $29 to $150.

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