Chicago Symphony plans three June concerts at Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum will again host the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a series of concerts in the summer of 2014. 

Last summer’s concerts were packed with music lovers enjoying symphonic music amid the magnificent trees in the lovely landscape of the Arboretum. 

Upcoming concerts are: 


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 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., Dvo?ák’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. Dvo?ák’s famous Symphony No.9 (From the New World) completes the program.


Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. and are welcome to bring food. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited but may be purchased on site.

Admission is $45 on Thursday and $40 on Friday and Saturday. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Arboretum member ticket prices are $35 for each concert and free parking. 

There is also a $5 per ticket processing fee.

Tickets are on sale at, the CSO box office or by calling CSO patron services at (312) 294-3000.


–News Bulletin news sources