This Memorial Day weekend, Chicago Philharmonic partners with the athletes, actors, and acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie for the second time by popular demand. This extraordinary spectacle combines awe-inspiring cirque acts onstage with the virtuoso Chicago Phil musicians performing classic movie music from Superman, Star Wars, Chicago, Harry Potter, and more. These two powerhouse performing arts groups last joined forces in 2016 in a sold-out performance, impressing critics and astounding audiences of all ages.
Cirque de la Symphonie’s cast of Olympians and world record-holders includes clowns, acrobats, strongmen, jugglers, and aerialists. The troupe performs exclusively with orchestras and has garnered acclaim at venues such as the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. Performers include seven-time consecutive acrobatic gymnastics National Champion and Olympic athlete Christine Van Loo, hula hoops and third-generation circus extraordinaire Alina Sergeeva, hilarious mime and juggler Vladimir Tsarkov, and many more.
Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie
May 26, 7:30pm
Harris Theater, Chicago
Scott Speck Conductor
Antonín Dvořák Carnival Overture
John Williams Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry’s Wondrous World
John Williams The Witches of Eastwick Devil’s Dance
Carlos Gardel Scent of a Woman Por una cabeza (Tango)
Johnny Mercer/John Williams Hooray for Hollywood
John Barry Out of Africa
John Williams Superman
John Williams Overture from The Cowboys
John Kander Selections from Chicago
John Williams Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope The Throne Room End Title Medley
John Williams Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Across the Stars
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Tsar Salton Flight of the Bumblebee
Hans Zimmer / arr. John Wasson Gladiator
Tickets $30 - $125 | Children/students from $10 chicagophilharmonic.org | (312) 957-0000
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