CSO pays tribute to Ebert with concert of favorite movie music
Two of Chicago’s most revered cultural icons will come together later this month when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra honors movie critic Roger Ebert.
“A Tribute to Roger Ebert” February 25 will feature CSO performances of music from some of Ebert’s favorite films, including Casablanca, The Third Man, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Gone with the Wind. The concert also will include works by Ebert’s favorite film composers.
The season finale of the orchestra’s “Friday Night at the Movies” series will be conducted by Richard Kaufman.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Sun-Times returned to television last month with the new PBS series Ebert Presents at the Movies, airing at 8:30pm Fridays on WTTW-Channel 11. The new show’s title song is an adaptation of The Third Man theme.