Mission

CCO MISSION:
to present contemporary orchestral music, empowering composers and performers to galvanize the community.

CCO VISION:
to establish the orchestra as a powerful vehicle for contemporary music, filled with energy and purpose for composers, performers, and their communities.

CCO GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
we perform and promote orchestral music by living composers

we take artistic risks in order to innovate and cultivate musical creativity

we engage and educate our community through imaginative programs, affordable concerts, and a vibrant and welcoming concert atmosphere

we highlight the work of local artists and foster a flourishing musical community in Chicago

we listen to our community in order to respond to performers, composers and audiences

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