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September 23, 2015

San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala This Thursday

Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) kick off the 2015-16 season with the Opening Gala on Thursday, September 24 in Davies Symphony Hall. Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer, baritone Nathan Gunn, and soprano Alexandra Silber join MTT and the Orchestra in an evening that pays homage to classic Broadway musicals. Nathan Gunn performs selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, and Grammer and Silber perform the roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady. The concert opens with MTT conducting Respighi’s Roman Festivals.

Tickets for the Opening Night Gala as well as the entire 2015-16 are on sale now. [...]

 
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September 2, 2015

A Great Tradition Continues This Weekend: Chicago’s Jazz Festival

Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition.  The Chicago Jazz Festival takes place this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6 at the Chicago Cultural Center in Millennium Park.

The festival promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday with Butler, Bernstein and The Hot 9. Friday includes The Fred Hersch Trio, and the [...]

 
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August 19, 2015

Closing Weekend of Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival

Acclaimed by critics and beloved by audiences, the Grant Park Music Festival is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind.  

This weekend, the Festival’s 2015 Season comes to a thrilling close with Elgar’s epic oratorio The Kingdom, featuring the Grant Park Chorus and an all-star line-up of vocalists including the internationally renowned soprano Erin Wall. Tickets are available for concerts on Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.  You can also attend the open rehearsals during the day.  Complete details are available on the website.

Held at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, this [...]

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