Chamber Concerts, CSO-Connect, and Season Planning: Reflecting on September – October 11, 2019

And we’re off! The 101st Civic Orchestra season is running at full steam, and the fellows already performed their first chamber concert of the season on October 11. The program included the third woodwind quintet by American composer David Maslanka, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn’s string quartet, and Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů ’s second piano quintet. The fellows…

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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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CSO-Connect Finale and Civic Concert: Reflecting on May 8-21, 2019

After the CSO strike ended, the music and liveliness finally came back to Orchestra Hall. And after seven enduring weeks, our Civic Orchestra finally set foot back in Symphony Center. Just as important, we were able to get back to Chicago’s neighborhoods and communities to share our love for, and the power of, music. The…

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