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 concludes by pairing Tyshawn Sorey’s atmospheric Sentimental Shards (a nod to both John Adams and Duke Ellington) with Adams’ seminal Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which demonstrates that minimalism can indeed be synonymous with excitement.
AKIHO LIgNEouS 1
SOREY Sentimental Shards
ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
The 2020/21 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
Major funding for the Civic Orchestra Fellowship Program is provided by The Julian Family Foundation.
The Negaunee Music Institute is endowed by a generous gift from The Negaunee Foundation.