Discount Civic Orchestra Tickets.
The Civic Orchestra is the training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony. All season they offer free concert tickets with a $5 service fee. COTC 9/18/18: I reserved tickets for a few concerts and there was no $5 fee and I did not use a promo code. They may have changed it to free or there is a glitch. Enjoy!
The fee is charged whether you buy them online, by phone or at the box office. All seats are general admission. Long ago the tickets were free but people would “buy” all the tickets and then not show up ergo the $5 charge. You can generally show up day of performance and buy a ticket. Tickets here.
Civic Orchestra: Strauss and Cerrone 8:00 PM Sunday, May 12, 2019
With its narrative structure and use of over 100 musicians, Strauss’s larger-than-life tone poem about a journey through the Alps was considered groundbreaking at the time of its premiere. This colossal piece is paired with a new work by Christopher Cerrone, co-commissioned with the Britt Festival Orchestra, featuring the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion.
Season Finale: Civic and the Ryan Opera Center 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 This concert is at the Lyric Opera
The Civic Orchestra joins forces with the extraordinary singers of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center for an evening of beloved opera scenes and orchestral interludes. Conductor Michael Christie returns to the Civic podium to conduct this collaboration between two of the nation’s most prestigious training programs for emerging artists.
Chicago Speaks, Chicago Listens 7:00 PM Monday, June 10, 2019 A reception will follow. Free tickets are required.
Chicago Speaks, Chicago Listens pairs spoken remarks from Chicago’s community leaders with original music performed by musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. This year’s speakers head The Simple Good, Shift: Englewood Youth Orchestra, and the Chicago Poetry Center; all nonprofit organizations that focus on youth engagement through the arts. After each speaker, Civic Orchestra musicians will perform new music written by Chicago-based composers inspired by the work of the young artists in those organizations.