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 ingenious reimagining of ragtime music; CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche, which seeks to find beauty in chaos; Nicole Mitchell’s improvisational and experimental Symbology #3; Justina Repečkaitė’s highly focused, quasi-digital Rapid Eye Movements; and Lisa Atkinson’s aponea, a meditation on the complexity of stillness.
SCOTT Startin’ Sumthin’
MAZZOLI Still Life with Avalanche
MITCHELL Symbology #3
REPEČKAITĖ Rapid Eye Movements
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.