In Flanders Fields: Songs from the Great War to Commemorate the Centennial of the Armistice
October 15 at Pritzker Military Museum & Library; Free. Tickets required.
When I was One-and-Twenty: a celebration of the Armistice
October 23 at Mayne Stage Theater
A Time for Reflection: CSO concerts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI
With Marin Alsop conducting the CSO, this program features the world premiere Threnos by composer Bruno Mantovani, commissioned by the CSO and the Pritzker Military Foundation along with Copland’s Third Symphony with the iconic Fanfare for the Common Man theme.
A free lecture, open to all ticketholders, by the foremost scholar on the Star Spangled Banner Mark Clague and Phillip Huscher, will precede the concert.
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
October 24 Free. Tickets required.
Exhibit: A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace
A companion exhibit—curated by the Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library—will be on display in Symphony Center’s first-floor rotunda from October 2 through November 18.
Other related events:
Fall in Love with Music: A Conversation with Marin Alsop, Bruno Mantovani and CSO Musicians
A fundraiser hosted by the League of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET with special guest Roy Hargrove and Reginald R. Robinson
Reginald R. Robinson celebrates the great James Reese Europe
Muti Conducts the Verdi Requiem
“Art has the immense power to regenerate the soul.”-Riccardo Muti
Lecture: A Time for Reflection—A Message of Peace
Hosted by and presented at Glessner House (1800 South Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL) this event features Frank Villella, Director of the Rosenthal Archives of the CSO, who will examine how events before, during, and after the Great War affected the Orchestra and its members, along with the greater Chicago community.
November 11 at Glessner House Museum
CSO and Art Institute Chamber Series: The 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice
Featuring Hindemith’s Second String Quartet written while a soldier in the fields of the Great War.
The celebrated French pianist returns to Symphony Center to perform a program of works composed between 1914 and 1918 by Debussy, Szymanowski and Hindemith.