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CSO MusicNOW: Homecoming

CSO MusicNOW: Homecoming

The 2021/22 CSO MusicNOW series opens at Orchestra Hall with a program curated by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery that celebrates composers with ties to Chicago. Featured are a work by daring, cutting-edge composer Ted Hearne and a world premiere by rising star Elijah Daniel Smith that reimagines the Baroque concerto grosso form. Haitian American flutist-composer Nathalie Joachim explores individual and cultural identity in her wind quintet Seen alongside Montgomery's set of enchanting vocal works based on texts by J. Mae Barizo and Bimbo Rivas.

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Monday, November 1, 2021 7:00 PM


Orchestra Hall



Smith Scions of an Atlas [World Premiere, CSO MusicNOW Commission]
Montgomery Loisaida, My Love
Montgomery Lunar Songs
Joachim Seen
Hearne Authority


Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Michael Lewanski conductor
Whitney Morrison soprano

Sponsors and Partners

Major support for CSO MusicNOW is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, Cindy Sargent, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the Julian Family Foundation.

Part of 2021: Year of Chicago Music
Part of 2021: Year of Chicago Music

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