Meet the 2019/20 Civic Fellows!

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is proud to announce the 2019/20 class of Civic Fellows. Throughout the season, in addition to playing alongside their colleagues in the Civic Orchestra, the fellows will perform chamber music in schools and communities across the city, design and implement their own community engagement projects, serve as leaders for creative…

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That’s a Wrap! Recapping the Civic Fellows’ 2018/19 season.

And just like that, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season came to a close! Some highlights from last season included CSO-Connect, residencies at Illinois Youth Center Chicago (IYCC) and BRAVE Youth Leaders, team community engagement projects, and last but not least, two Purpose over Pain songwriting projects with the London-based Irene Taylor Trust. Keep…

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The Song of a Warrior: A story about songwriting and family

“Come Sing With Us” by Alka, Rahul, Kato, Louie, and Roslyn (lyrics listed below) Gus was the first to greet me when I walked into the Guptas’ home.  A bouncy little pup with white fur, Gus insisted on being pet before I could meet the rest of the household.  Rahul and his wife, Kato, both…

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