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      Music of the Baroque
      (312) 551-1414

      Kraemer Conducts Bach — Masterpiece CantatasMOB’s spectacular 45th anniversary season begins with the greatest master of them all. From the immense grandeur of “Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn” to the humanity of “Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme” and intense intimacy of “Ich habe genug,” these opening concerts celebrate Bach’s extraordinary range of musical expression in three of his best-loved cantatas. Nicholas Kraemer conducts the MOB Chorus and Orchestra.

      October 18, 2015 / 7:30 PM / North Shore Ctr. For the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
      October 19, 2015 / 7:30 PM / Harris Theater Chicago, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra:  Beyond the Score®
      (312) 294-3000
      Bernstein in New York City
      Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Steven Sloane, conductor
      Johnathan maestro, actor
      Gerard McBurney, Creative Director

      In its fearless exuberance, stylistic opennesss, and garish and unashamed variety, the music of Leonard Bernstein perfectly embodies the time and place in which he lived: the United States in the second half of the 20th century. Beyond the Score® celebrates the approaching 100th anniversary of this legendary artist's birth with a loving portrait of the dazzling range of his imagination through passages from his iconic compositions and extraordinary footage and archival material. The performance features Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Facsimile and ends with his most famous orchestral showpiece, the much loved Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

      Designed not only for classical music aficionados, but also for newcomers looking to delve deeper into the world of classical music, the first half of each Beyond the Score® program offers a multimedia examination of the selected score—its context in history, how it fits into the composer's output of works, the details of a composer's life that influenced its creation-sharing the illuminating stories found "inside" the music.After an intermission, concertgoers return to the hall with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of the work played in its entirety.  After the Friday evening performance, join the Beyond the Score® creative team for a Q&A session in Orchestra Hall to gain insight into the production and visual elements of the presentation.  Free to all Friday ticket holders.

      October 24, 2015, at 7:30 PM/Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      October 25, 2015, at 3 PM/Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago