My journey with the Civic Fellows this year has simply been incredible. Some of our projects seemed impossible when we started them, but we always came together and accomplished our goals. The fellows have come a long way and we’ve had an astonishing season. We have spent a lot of time together this season and […]Read more "Behind the Instrument: Knowing your fellows"
If mid-April signified a lull for the Civic Fellows, the increased pace of these past two weeks signaled a launch toward the end of the season. Six fellows (all five string fellows and Kristin Perry on oboe) collaborated with Changing Voices, a creative youth development program run by Storycatchers Theatre, for their show “Real Power”. […]Read more "A Fellows’ Reflection: April 24 – May 8"
One of the wonderful things about being a member of the Civic Orchestra is playing under the baton of the preeminent Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti. This season we met with him in September and April and worked on the first two movements of Brahms’ Fourth and Third symphonies respectively. We spent a few […]Read more "On Open Rehearsals with Riccardo Muti"