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Gala 20th Anniversary Concert

  • Symphony Center 220 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

Join Credo as we take the stage at the historic Chicago Symphony Center! Renowned soloists Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Lipman will accompany Credo on this Finale Concert playing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.  

Chicago-area students from The People’s Music School, South Side Suzuki Cooperative, and Merit School of Music will mark the day of celebration by presenting pre-concert music in various entrance areas of Symphony Center, and selected players joining Credo on the Orchestra Hall stage for the opening piece, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite.

John Nelson will close the concert conducting the majestic work of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. We hope you will join us in our great celebration of Credo’s 20th year!

Click here to purchase your tickets. General admission ticket prices range from $25 - $75, with student and senior ticket prices starting at $10. Please contact the Symphony Center Box Office (312-294-3000) for additional information or use code CREDO10 at checkout to purchase student or senior tickets.

John Nelson, Conductor

Internationally renowned for his interpretation of the large Romantic repertoire, including the great works of Berlioz, John Nelson has conducted most of the world’s top orchestras including the London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Chicago Symphony, the Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras and the New York Philharmonic.  John Nelson’s varied repertoire has also taken him to many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric, Opéra Bastille, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Dutch National Opera and Oper Frankfurt. 

Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine, Violinist

“An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” – The Washington Post

In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.

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Matthew Lipman, Violist

The recipient of a prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 25-year-old American violist Matthew Lipman has been hailed by the New York Times for his "rich tone and elegant phrasing" and by the Chicago Tribune for his "splendid technique and musical sensitivity.” In demand as a soloist, he has recently performed concertos with the Minnesota, Illinois Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber, Juilliard, Ars Viva Symphony, Montgomery Symphony, Innsbrook and Eggenfelden Festival orchestras and recitals at the WQXR Greene Space in New York City and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. 

Peter Slowik, Conductor

“a man of limitless enthusiasm and purpose who mentors young musicians the world over" - The Strad Magazine

Mr. Slowik’s experience as a leading pedagogue (faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and more) combine with his orchestral performance background (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) to produce vivid and engaging performances. 

Earlier Event: July 27
Credo Flute Finale Concert
Later Event: December 15
Messiah Sing Along - Oberlin