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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director
Paavo Järvi, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Consistently hailed as one of the world’s leading orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to its “southern home,” Krannert Center’s renowned Foellinger Great Hall. Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi leads a program of passionate and colorful works featuring Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, a five-movement portrait of romantic obsession, replete with a witches’ sabbath, a guillotine, and opium-induced hallucinations. Chopin’s dazzling Second Piano Concerto features Benjamin Grosvenor, hailed by Gramophone magazine as possibly “the most remarkable young pianist of our time.”

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Tickets will be sold online only as mobile or print-at-home tickets and are not available for purchase by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

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Endowed Co-Sponsors

  • Emily & James Gillespie
  • Margaret Rosso Grossman & Michael Grossman

Patron Sponsors

  • Carol Berthold
  • Ronald Johnson
  • Mary Schuler & Stephen Sligar
  • Shirley & Arthur Traugott

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • Everyday Kitchen Restaurant. Bar. Café (located next to Lodgic Everyday Community)
  • Timpone's

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Mar 03, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 100 / Standard 65 / SC 60 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10