Musical Performances

Throughout the academic year, Wheaton offers a variety of musical performances by students, faculty, and visiting artists from around the world.


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Wheaton College

In partnership with Wheaton College, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of music by Romantic-era composers Rachmaninov and Brahms. Russian pianist Denis Matsuev tackles Rachmaninov’s noble and demanding Piano Concerto No. 3 under legendary Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Balancing this is Brahms’ sunniest symphony, No. 2 in D Major. More information >

Tickets can be purchased at the CSO website, by calling 312.294.3000, or at the Symphony Center Box Office at 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Tickets for this performance are not available from the Wheaton College Ticket Office.

Faculty Performances

Wheaton’s Conservatory faculty is known for teaching and performing in regional, national, and international arenas. Each year, Wheaton offers multiple faculty performances for the enjoyment of the students and the public.  For more information on Faculty performances, please visit the Events Calendar.

Conservatory Ensembles

The Conservatory of Music has eight ensembles that vary in musical style. From the historic Men's Glee Club to the Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, the conservatory ensembles perform a variety of repertoire at musical performances throughout the academic year.  For more information on ensembles performances, please visit the Events Calendar.

Opera Music Theater

Each January, the Conservatory of Music hosts an Opera performed by students participating in the Opera Music Theater academic course, which strives to prepare students for further pre-professional study in opera and music theater. Previous performances have included Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, or Bunthorne's Bride, and Engelbert Humperdinck’s  Hansel & Gretel. Please visit the Conservatory of Music for information on Opera Music Theater.

Artist Series

The Artist Series at Wheaton College serves the campus family and surrounding communities by presenting some of the world’s most gifted artists for the purpose of exploring, enjoying, and celebrating God’s creative gifts.

After sixty-two years of bringing great performers, primarily classical, to the western suburbs, the Artist Series has enjoyed performances from guests such as Grammy award winning soprano Sylvia McNair, Kathleen Battle, Yo Yo Ma, James Galway, Seiji Ozawa, Marvin Hamlisch, the Russian National Ballet, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Artist Series is accessible to the public and is continually providing the best in performances for affordable prices. For more information on performances and tickets, please visit the Artist Series Website >>

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