Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Civic Orchestra of Chicago

2 Seasons

Enjoy performances featuring musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSO's prestigious program for emerging professional musicians, filmed at Symphony Center and beyond.

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Civic Orchestra of Chicago
  • Montgomery, Akiho, Sorey & Adams

    Episode 1

    Through recordings made at home and at Symphony Center, members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago perform thrilling works by trailblazing contemporary composers, from the multidimensional soundscape of Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst to the percussive energy of Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS 1. The program ...

  • Shared Reality

    Episode 2

    Members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago present a program of contemporary works that invite reflection on emotions and experiences of the global pandemic. Curated by the Civic Fellows and recorded in Buntrock Hall at Symphony Center, the program features Startin’ Sumthin’, Jeff Scott’s ingeniou...

  • Saint-Georges, Clarke & Hensel

    Episode 3

    In Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago perform a program of fascinating works by three composers whose musical genius was undervalued during their lifetimes. The fifth string quartet by Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges and the first known cla...

  • Martinů, Debussy & Stravinsky

    Episode 4

    Performing a program of memorable works arranged for chamber ensembles, members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago showcase three pieces by European composers of the modern classical age. Stravinsky catapulted to fame with his enduring ballet The Firebird, and the dazzling selections heard here ca...

  • Form the Fabric

    Episode 5

    Curated by the Fellows of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago following a global call for scores process, this program features new music by selected composers Nina Shekhar, Michal Massoud, Kyle Krause and inti figgis-vizueta. Shekhar’s compelling string quartet Above the Fray unspools familiar melodi...

  • Mazzoli & Schumann

    Episode 6

    Led by Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur, 44 musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago come together to bring their virtual season to a lively conclusion. CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) is a bright and energetic piece, evoking the image of a sol...