October 2 – October 6, 2023

October 6, 2023, 12:00 pm

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Allen Tinkham and the CYSO SYmphony Orchestra receive the ovation of the audience at Symphony Center
The CYSO Symphony Orchestra and conductor Allen Tinkham at Symphony Center, Spring 2023 (Photo: Ed Spinelli)

Mon, 10/2 — Pacifica Quartet

With a career spanning nearly three decades, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The quartet is known for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices.


La oración del torero by Joaquín Turina

Tues, 10/3 — Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble is comprised of classically trained musicians and performs a variety of repertoire in an equally diverse range of settings. The ensemble continues to remain at the cutting edge of music for brass and organ, commissioning new compositions and entertaining audiences well into its third decade.


Come ye sons of art by Henry Purcell

Wed, 10/4 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series: Seohyun Kim and Ji Yung LeeSeohyun Kim, violin and Ji Yung Lee, piano

Born in 2008 in Seoul, South Korea, Seohyun Kim was the winner of the 2022 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, the youngest ever to win the competition. Hailed by Gramophone for her “beautiful playing” and “intimate internal dialogues,” pianist Ji Yung Lee was the second prize and special award winner at the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy.

Music of Karol Szymanowski, Maurice Ravel, Carlos Simon, and Sergei Rachmaninoff

Thurs, 10/5 — Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ mission is to inspire and cultivate personal excellence through music. After more than 75 years of music-making, the CYSO continues to shape generations of young leaders and musicians.


Of Paradise and Light by Augusta Read Thomas

Fri, 10/6 — Alexander Hersh

Having already performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony and the Boston Pops, cellist Alexander Hersh has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile talents of his generation. He has received top prizes at competitions worldwide.


Pohádka (Fairy Tale) by Leoš Janáček