For me, the best part of being a fellow with the Civic Orchestra is that I’m always learning. Tonight I’m learning how to turn my experiences into a blog post (something I find very challenging). This afternoon I learned how to help an orchestra play with its soloist in moments when the soloist and much […]Read more "On Section Playing and Being In Charge"
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 […]Read more "A Fellow’s Reflection: February 27 -March 12, 2017"
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 […]Read more "A Fellow’s Reflection: February"