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Philharmonic Orchestra performs Classical Kids Live’s “Tchaikovsky Discovers America”

March 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra presents Classical Kids Live’s Tchaikovsky Discovers America.

Based on the actual historical event, this story tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise encounter with a young American girl, Jennie, reveals much about Tchaikovsky – his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. This is a poignant story of the meeting of old world influences and new world experiences; a tale of contrast, courage and classical music.

Audiences will enjoy more than twenty-five excerpts of the composer’s music including passages from his three famous ballets – The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake -The 1812 Overture, First Piano Concerto and String Serenade. The music is magically woven into the drama as two actors recreate historical incidents from the composer’s life and dance story passages from his famous ballets. This delightful concert, dance and story performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and is an ideal addition to any children’s education program or family concert series. This program is recommended for audiences age six and up.

GETTING THERE

From the North: (Wisconsin, northern suburbs)
Take I-94 east to Old Orchard Rd. Make a left onto Old Orchard Rd. going east. At Skokie Blvd. turn right going south. Take Skokie Blvd. south approximately 4 blocks. Westfield Shopping Center will be on your right side. Turn left on Foster St. just after Golf Rd. We are located between the DoubleTree Hotel and Old Navy.

From the South: (Chicago, south suburbs)
Take I-94 west to Old Orchard Rd. Turn right onto Old Orchard Rd. going east. At Skokie Blvd. turn right going south. Take Skokie Blvd. south approximately 4 blocks. Westfield Shopping Center will be on your right side. Turn left on Foster St. just after Golf Rd. We are located between the DoubleTree Hotel and Old Navy.

From the West: (west suburbs)
Take I-294 to the exit at Dempster St. east. Take Dempster east to Gross Point Rd. Turn left. Take Gross Point Rd. to Skokie Blvd. Turn left. Turn right at the second light (Foster St.). We are located between the DoubleTree Hotel and Old Navy.

From Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and other suburbs
that are west of us, but not really far, Golf Rd. is the best way.
Take Golf east until you reach Skokie Blvd. Turn right on Skokie Blvd. and immediately get into the left lane. At the next light, Foster St., you will make a left. We are located between the DoubleTree Hotel and Old Navy. There is an additional entrance to our parking areas off of Golf Rd. just east of Skokie Blvd.

If using public transportation:
There are several convenient ways to get to the North Shore Center using public transportation. You can check the best route for you using the CTA Trip Planner. You will most likely utilize one or more of the following routes:
CTA Bus Route 97
Pace Bus Route 208
Pace Bus Route 215

CTA Red Line Train
CTA Yellow Line Train
CTA Purple Line Train

PARKING

Parking is plentiful and FREE at the North Shore Center. There may be traffic control officers at the facility entrances to direct you to parking areas. We appreciate your cooperation as they assist you in getting parked and into the theatre in a timely manner. There is also paid valet parking available for select performances. Please reference this map for entrances and parking areas.

Parking Lots
The back parking lot directly east of the North Shore Center is available for patrons.
The parking lot in front of the North Shore Center belongs to the DoubleTree Hotel and is intended for guests of the hotel and restaurant.

Garage Parking
Additional garage parking is available after 6pm on weeknights and all day on the weekends east of the Center’s parking lot. A second entrance to the garage is accessible off of Gross Point Road.

COVID-19 POLICY

Face masks are welcome, but not required. When in doubt, bring a mask so you are prepared if asked to wear it inside the Center. Audiences should expect that most productions will be seated at full capacity. As always, policies can change based on health guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Health.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
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(847) 679-9501

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