…an energized, risk-taking orchestra that advocates for contemporary music in such a way as to make composers, performers, and listeners feel part of the same engaged community. How often does that occur in our play-it-safe classical musical life in which endless repetitions of standard repertory predominate?
Jon von Rhein – Chicago Tribune
Chicago’s New Music Orchestra
Chicago Composers Orchestra presents orchestral music by living composers, extending the orchestral tradition to be open, vibrant, and diverse.
We envision the orchestra as a powerful vehicle for contemporary music, filled with energy and purpose for composers, performers, and communities.