A Fellow’s Reflection: March 13 – 26

On March 13th, some of the Civic Fellows participated in the Negaunee Music Institute’s residency at Illinois Youth Center – Chicago. This residency was led by Sara Lee and Rex Horan from the London-based Irene Taylor Trust: Music in Prisons. This was one of the most unique residencies we have experienced this season. Over the…

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A Fellow’s Reflection: February 27 -March 12, 2017

On the evening of February 28th the Civic Orchestra gave the Chicago premiere of Glière’s full, unabridged Third Symphony.  This symphony might be the epitome of the late, great romantic symphonies. The piece runs over eighty minutes long, calls for the largest orchestra we’ve used all season, and pushes the technical and musical boundaries of nearly…

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A Fellow’s Reflection: February

The month of February was perhaps one of the busiest periods of the 2016/17 season. The Chicago Youth in Music Festival was in full swing, Civic had a concert with Jay Friedman featuring the monumental third symphony by Rheingold Glière, and the Institute’s school and community partnership program sent numerous CSO and Civic ensembles into…

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