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A Symphony Amongst the Trees: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Arboretum

Don’t miss your chance to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at The Morton Arboretum, during the world-renowned orchestra’s heralded return to the western suburbs. For three magical nights this June, The Morton Arboretum’s concert lawn will again echo with the sounds of the CSO, with a lineup featuring timeless Academy Award-nominated movie music and classical favorites including Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Dvořák.

The 2014 Chicago Symphony Orchestra lineup includes:

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
A Summer Night on the Red Carpet

Conductor Richard Kaufman leads the CSO in a program of excerpts from Academy Award-nominated films, including Ben-Hur, Mary Poppins, Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa, and many more.

Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the CSO in a program that features masterworks from the familiar classical repertoire. The performance includes Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the CSO in a program which begins with Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21, and continues with violinist Elena Urioste as soloist in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Dvořák’s famous Symphony No.9 (from the New World) completes the program.

Tickets are $45 for Thursday evening and $40 for the Friday and Saturday performances but the cost for Arboretum members is only $35 per ticket. Parking is $10 for non-members but Arboretum members get free parking. Not a member? Become one today!

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, as seats will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own food, but outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted.  Food and alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase on site.

To purchase tickets, call 312-294-3000, or visit cso.org/morton.

For more information, including tips on how to make the most of your concert experience, visit our calendar.