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Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Mondays, 11am

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Welcome to a new series of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago: an ensemble that’s been affiliated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ever since it was founded in 1919 by Frederick Stock, then music director of the CSO.
A signature initiative of the CSO’s Institute for Learning, Access and Training, the Civic Orchestra’s purpose, now as in 1919, is to provide talented musicians on the verge of professional careers the unparalleled performance experience as orchestral players. Under the guidance of Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot, the Civic Orchestra program features in-depth study of orchestral repertoire, sectionals and chamber coaching with musicians from the CSO, and critically acclaimed performances with world-renowned guest conductors during their engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Civic gives concerts in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, and in other parts of the metropolitan area; its members also give chamber concerts, and all these performances are free of charge to the greater Chicago community.
Over the years, many Civic members have gone on to distinguished careers in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as all the major orchestras of the United States and throughout the world.

October 14
CONDUCTOR: Harry Bicket
SOLOISTS: Xiomara Mass, oboe; Sang Kyun Kim, violin
Handel: Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Haydn: Symphony No. 102

October 21
CONDUCTOR: Carlos Miguel Prieto
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Tico Tico

October 28

CONDUCTOR: Cliff Colnot
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

November 4
SOLOIST: Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

November 11
CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

November 18
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
SOLOISTS: Members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Act II

November 25
CONDUCTOR: Cliff Colnot
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
CONDUCTOR: David Robertson
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 in F-Sharp Major

December 2
CONDUCTOR: Cliff Colnot
SOLOIST: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
Centeloube: Chant d’Auvergne
Stravinsky: Chant du Rossignol

December 9

CONDUCTOR: Mei-Ann Chen
SOLOIST: Emanuel Ax, piano
Evolution of the Piano Concerto
This program contains several speakers, including Emanuel Ax and Gerard McBurney

December 16
CONDUCTOR: Xian Zhang
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Bartok: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

December 23
CONDUCTOR: Cliff Colnot
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestode from Tristan und Isolde
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

December 30
CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 5


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