Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti, conductor

If you love great romantic music, this is your lucky Valentine’s Day. What’s not to love when one of the world’s finest orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performs Brahms’s oh-so-romantic Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73? (Here’s a video sneak preview–turn up the volume!) The first half of the program features Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique in B major, Op. 3, and Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Low Brass, with soloists Jay Friedman and Michael Mulcahy (trombones); Charles Vernon (bass trombone); and Gene Pokorny (tuba).

From $40, February 14, 8 p.m., (561) 832-7469 or TICKETS

Need more? The very next afternoon, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s matinee concert begins with the overture to Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani, followed by Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (remember that wonderful love scene in “Out of Africa?”), Steve Williamson, soloist; Chausson’s lavish Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19, is followed–appropriately–by Four Sea Interludes from Britten’s Peter Grimes, Op. 33a.

From $40, February 15, 2 p.m., (561) 832-7469 or TICKETS

A regular feature of Regional Arts concerts are the Beyond the Stage talks given by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm for MUSIC “At Eight” concerts and 12:45 p.m. for MUSIC “At Two.”  As Regional Arts Programming Associate and a long-time classical music journalist, McDaniel provides background information about the program and discusses elements of interest to all audience members, whether musical novices or experts.


February 14, 2018 through February 15, 2018
8:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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