The 2018-2019 Season: Celebrating 45 Years


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45th Anniversary Celebration

October 21, 2018 | 3:30 pm | Northside College Prep

Celebrate this milestone with us with a symphony and one of the most passionate and beloved concertos.

Wagner
Introduction to Act III of Lohengrin

Haydn
Symphony No. 45 “Farewell”

Dvorak
Cello Concerto
Kenneth Olsen, Cello (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)


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Wild Imagination

February 24, 2019 | 3:30 pm | Northside College Prep

Embark on this thrilling fictional journey through Berlioz's vivid musical description of episodes in the life of an artist.

Humperdinck
Dream Pantomine from Hansel and Gretel

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Lauren Kim, Piano

Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique


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Heaven and Hell

March 31, 2019 | 3:30 pm | Northside College Prep

Faust makes a deal with the devil in this famous legend and then the sublime song Heavenly Life is sung in the finale of Mahler's heartfelt symphony.

Berlioz
Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March

Mozart, Puccini
Opera Arias
Sherry V. Watkins, Soprano (Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus)

Mahler
Symphony No. 4


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Festa Italiana

June 2, 2019 | 3:30 pm | Carl Schurz High school

Hear Respighi's magnificent musical portrayal of public celebrations throughout history with thrilling orchestral sonorities and color for an over-the-top season finale!

Rossini
The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture

Vivaldi
Concerto in D Major
Brandon Acker, Guitar

Respighi
Feste Romane (Roman Festivals)