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