In lieu of the previously scheduled for March 29 concert at Symphony Center—canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has prepared an historic “virtual concert” of newly recorded content.
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO’s prestigious training ensemble for emerging professional musicians, will mark its 100th Anniversary—100 years to the day of its inaugural performance—with a “virtual concert.”
Audiences around the world can access the Civic Orchestra of Chicago 100th Anniversary Virtual Concert online at facebook.com/civicorchestra and on YouTube at youtube.com/chicagosymphony.
Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:00 PM
The program will last approximately 35 minutes, and feature an excerpt from the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, which was recorded remotely this week by over sixty Civic Orchestra musicians, and compiled as a “virtual symphony” performance. The concert then continues with the world premieres of seven new pieces that were commissioned this week by the Civic Orchestra in celebration of its 100th anniversary.
Written in response to the challenges facing the global community as it confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, and taking musical inspiration from the Civic musicians’ individual recordings of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, the new works are by composers Josh Fink, Nathalie Joachim, Ted Moore, Peter S. Shin, Liza Sobel, Marta Tiesenga, LJ White.
Content for this virtual concert is edited by Christopher Bill, Mat Lejeune and Green River Films.
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The 2019/20 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
The presentation of this virtual concert is co-sponsored by Lisa and Paul Wiggin and Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation.
Additional sponsorship for the 100th anniversary concert provided by Civic alumni including Liisa Thomas, Peter Gallanis, Paul Brown, Paula Johannesen, Sonia Mantell, Patrick O’Meara and Douglas Rosenthal.
The Centennial Campaign for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Young People is supported by generous lead gift from the Julian Family Foundation.
This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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