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 melodic threads, while figgis-vizueta’s piece Form the Fabric weaves together new strands of improvised material. Massoud’s Quintette bridges the gap between different genres and performance practices, while Kyle Krause’s Recycled Effervescence connects real world sounds with the concert hall through the inclusion of glass bottles as percussive instruments. Also heard is Tonia Ko’s Escape Landscape, in which she depicts the transformation of an image when it is viewed from a distance versus up-close, like looking through the threads of woven material.
The Fellows invite you to “Form the Fabric” of your own listening experience by stitching together whatever pattern you may find.
SHEKHAR Above the Fray
KRAUSE Recycled Effervescence
FIGGIS-VIZUETA Form the Fabric
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.
This program is sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.