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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1904/12/14 Theodore Thomas Conductor Opening night at Orchestra Hall, built for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1904/12/14 D H Burnham and Company Architect Opening night at Orchestra Hall, built for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1904/12/24 Theodore Thomas Conductor Theodore Thomas conducts his last concert
1907/00/00 Howard Van Doren Shaw Architect Howard Van Doren Shaw designs the "viva", 9th floor penthouse home of the Cliff Dwellers Club, mural by John Warner Norton.
1909/00/00 Serge Rachmaninoff Performer Composer Sergei Rachmaninov makes the first of several guest appearances as conductor and soloist.
1912/00/00 David Adler Office Adler and Dangler open an office in Orchestra Hall
1917/11/00 Jascha Heifetz Musician In late 1917, Jascha Heifetz makes his debut in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Violin Concerto
1918/00/00 Sergei Prokofiev Performer Composer Sergei Prokofiev conducts his "Scythian Suite" and performers as soloist in his First Piano Concerto. Piano Concerto No 1
1925/00/00 Igor Stravinsky Conductor Composer Igor Stravinsky conducts his own works, including the "Firebird" Suite. The Firebird
1928/00/00 Maurice Ravel Conductor Composer Maurice Ravel conducts his own "Daphnis and Chloe" suite and "La Valse". La valse
1928/00/00 Maurice Ravel Conductor Composer Maurice Ravel conducts his own "Daphnis and Chloe" suite and "La Valse". Daphnis et Chloe
1934/00/00 Arnold Schoenberg Conductor Composer Arnold Schoenberg makes his only appearances at Orchestra Hall conducting his "Verklarte Nacht". Verklarte Nacht
1940/11/07 Igor Stravinsky Composer Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Stravinsky's Symphony, commissioned to celebrate the orchestra's 50th anniversary, Symphony in C
1941/00/00 Bela Bartok Performer Hungarian composer Bela Bartok performs as soloist in his Second Piano Concerto. Piano Concerto No 2
1958/00/00 Daniel Barenboim Performer Pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Orchestra Hall, Chicago.
1966/00/00 Harry Weese and Assoc Architect Chicago architect Harry Weese is awarded the first major renovation of Orchestra Hall since its opening.
1969/00/00 Pierre Boulez Conductor Pierre Boulez makes his debut conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
1997/10/04 Daniel Barenboim Conductor Symphony Center, which includes Orchestra Hall, opens with a gala concert led by Daniel Barenboim and featuring tenor Placido Domingo.
1997/10/04 Placido Domingo Singer Symphony Center, which includes Orchestra Hall, opens with a gala concert led by Daniel Barenboim and featuring tenor Placido Domingo.

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Particulars for Orchestra Hall:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Music Facility
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 78001127
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Burnham,Daniel H. and Co.; Shaw,Howard Van Doren
Architectural Style: Classical revival, Colonial revival
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Performing arts, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Person, Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1904, 1907
Associated People: Thomas, Theodore, et al.
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Music facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Music facility

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