The eclectic "little orchestra" Pink Martini will return to Chicago on March 25 to play the Symphony Center for a "Spring Fling" event sure to please jazz and pop fans of all ages.
Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., Chicago's Symphony Center hosts world-renowned classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion together in concert. Hussain delivers an inspiring, genre-defying performance with fellow musicians Anantha Krishnan (Mridangam), Sabir Khan (Sarangi), Navin Sharma (Dholak), Mannargudi Vasudevan (Tavil), and Seiichi Tanaka (Taiko).
Famed French pianist Lise de la Salle makes her Symphony Center debut in the Symphony Center Presents PowerShares QQQ Piano series on Sunday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. One of the most promising young artists in the international classical piano scene, de la Salle performs a program of works by Bach and Ravel, as well as a rich assortment of showpieces by Liszt.
Chicago's Symphony Center Presents is happy to announce the program details for their second annual Chinese New Year Celebration concert scheduled for Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. Making its Chicago debut in this go around is the internationally acclaimed, Beijing-based China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra (CBCO) led by its Music Director Pang Kapang. The program features folk orchestra performance of traditional musical selections for Chinese New Year.
Chicago's Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series welcomes acclaimed saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and vibraphonist Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed for a double bill on Friday, February 26, at 8:00 p.m. Two of today's most exciting young jazz band leaders, Harris and Mahanthappa showcase their newest projects in this evening of genre-crossing jazz.
Since its debut at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, the Mack Avenue SuperBand's all-star lineup has undergone four incarnations with the latest being helmed by jazz bassist Christian McBride. Fresh from recording his new album, Out There, with his Christian McBride Trio, the celebrated virtuoso will be bringing the supergroup to Chicago for the Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series on Friday, February 19, at 8 p.m.
After starting the project in March of 2015, Sir András Schiff is set to return to Chicago's Symphony Center for the third and final installment of his The Last Sonatas series next month. Currently slated for St. Valentine's Day, the Hungarian-born virtuoso will be performing the penultimate and final sonatas of classical composers Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert as part of Symphony Center Presents PowerShares QQQ Piano Series.