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Lyric Opera

Thu., May 23, 7 p.m., Fri., May 24, 7 p.m., Sat., May 25, 1:30 & 7 p.m., Sun., May 26, 1:30 p.m., Tue., May 28, 7 p.m., Wed., May 29, 1:30 & 7 p.m., Thu., May 30, 7 p.m., Fri., May 31, 7 p.m., Sat., June 1, 1:30 & 7 p.m. and Sun., June 2, 1:30 p.m.
Lyric Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago Loop

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West Side Story 312-827-5600

Chicago Fringe Opera and Latitude 49

Thu., May 23, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 2 p.m.
Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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Love Wounds, a collection of works by composer Christopher Cerrone. 773-327-5252

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Thu., May 23, 8 p.m., Fri., May 24, 1:30 p.m., Sat., May 25, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 3 p.m.
Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago Loop

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Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar; Daniel Binelli, bandoneón (Ginastera, Rodrigo, Chabrier, Piazzolla). 312-294-3000

Civic Orchestra of Chicago Brass Quintet

Fri., May 24, 2 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court 78 E. Washington St., Chicago Loop


Bozza, Ewald, Jones, Tower, Piazzolla arr. Serdar. 312-744-6630

Chopin at Nohant

Sat., May 25, 7 p.m.
Heaven Gallery 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., second floor, Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown


Marlena Dzis, soprano; Dhilanthi Fernando, piano; Ruth Ginelle Heald, mezzo-soprano. 773-342-4597

Civic Orchestra of Chicago Clarinet Quintet

Sun., May 26, 3 p.m.


Fung, Mozart, Brahms. 773-764-0338

Chicago Philharmonic & Cirque de la Symphonie

Sun., May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago Loop

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Scott Speck, conductor (Dvorák, Williams, Gardel, Mercer/Williams, Barry, Kander, Rimsky-Korsakov, Zimmer arr. Wasson). 312-334-7777

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Fonema Consort & Ursa Ensemble

Sun., May 26, 8:30 p.m.
Constellation 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago Roscoe Village

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Both groups will perform Cassandra Miller's Bel canto together, followed by sets by each ensemble on their own (work by Jean Cras, Iván Sparrow, Juan Campoverde, Nina Dante).

Chamber Mondays

First and Fourth Monday of every month, 12:15 p.m.


Abandon your regular lunchtime smoke break, nap, or illicit tryst for something a bit classier. Join the Chicago Chamber Musicans as they present First Monday, a monthly lunch-hour concert series. —Jamie Keiles 312-744-6630

Esther Lee & Sung Chang (piano four-hands)

Wed., May 29, 12:15 p.m.


J.S. Bach arr. Duck, Liszt arr. Bendel, Piazzolla arr. Petrof. 312-744-6630

Beyond the Aria

Wed., May 29, 7:30 p.m.
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago Loop

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Patricia Racette, soprano; Ann Toomey, soprano; Mario Rojas, tenor. 312-334-7777

Ludovico Einaudi

Thu., June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago Loop

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