First Notes and New Perspectives: Reflecting on October 12-22, 2019

As pictures of apple picking and pumpkin carving clogged the internet, signifying that October was in full swing, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago welcomed its newly appointed principal conductor, Ken-David Masur, to the podium. Under the direction of Masur, the Orchestra performed two stellar concerts that featured works by Britten, Grime, and Mendelssohn. The first…

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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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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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