CSO returns to Morton Arboretum for summer concert series

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will return to the Morton Arboretum this summer for performances June 25-27 at the Lisle venue.

Guest conductors James Feddeck (June 26 and 27) and Richard Kaufman (June 25) will lead the CSO inclassical works and well-known film scores.

In addition to these concerts, musicians from the CSO will also perform two family concerts, the first at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville on May 17, and the “Once Upon a Symphony” production of “The Little Red Hen — music and storytelling” (for ages 3-5) at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on June 14.

On June 25, guest conductor Richard Kaufman will lead a program entitled “Hollywood Heroes and Superheroes,” featuring music from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including “Spider-Man,” “Star Trek,” “Batman,” “Star Wars,” “Austin Powers” and more.

The June 26 concert will feature an all-Russian program including Stravinsky’s Circus Polka and Suite from The Firebird, and Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony.

CSO Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin is the featured soloist with Feddeck and the CSO in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto on June 27. The evening’s program will also include Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.

Tickets for the Morton Arboretum concerts can be purchased by phone at (800) 223‑7114 online at cso.org.

On June 14, members of the CSO and actor Lily Emerson perform the “Once Upon a Symphony” production of “The Little Red Hen” at 1:30 p.m. at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage (Fawell and Park Boulevards) in Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $14 and $16 and are available via atthemac.org.

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