Chicago Symphony Orchestra Returns to DuPage County

Once again, DuPage County welcomes the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a series of summer concerts and events.

Last year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuted a summer concert series at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Thousands of DuPage County residents and visitors enjoyed the symphonic music amid the magnificent trees in the lovely landscape of the Arboretum.

After the success of their 2013 summer concert series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will once again return to the Morton Arboretum on June 26, 27, 28. Choose DuPage is working closely with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to find them a permanent home in DuPage County. A musical force in Chicago and around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been consistently hailed as one of the finest international orchestras since its founding in 1891.

Summer Concert Series at the Morton Arboretum

A Summer Night on the Red Carpet
Thursday, June 26
Conductor Richard Kaufman leads the CSO in a program of excerpts from Academy-Award nominated films, including Mary Poppins, Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa, and many more.

Tchaikovsky and Beethoven
Friday, June 27
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.

Dvořák’s New World Symphony
Saturday, June 28
Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the CSO in a program which begins with Brahm’s Hungarian Dances Nos. 17-21, and continues with violinist Elena Urioste as soloist in Bruch’s Violin Conerto No. 1. Dvořák’s famous Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) completes the program.

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Other cso events in dupage county

Once Upon a Symphony at The Community House, Hinsdale
Saturday, April 12 and Saturday, June 21
The CSO will be offering their first performances of The Three Little Pigs and Stone Soup, respectively, at this beautiful community site.

Orchestra Explorers Teacher Workshop, Wheaton
Wednesday, April 30
The CSO will be offering a FREE Orchestra Explorers teacher workshop at Wheaton North High School. Teachers and music specialists for  K-3 should plan to attend. For more information, or to register, please visit the CSO’s Eventbrite page.

Family Concerts at Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville
Sunday afternoon, May 18
The CSO is presenting two back-to-back family concerts with Members of the CSO conducted by Edwin Outwater.

Young Musician Performances at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Saturday afternoon, June 28
The CSO will be curating a set of performances by small ensembles of musicians from area school music programs. Educators who are interested in receiving more information may contact Andrea Beckham.

For tickets to these events, or for more information visit or call 312.294.3000.