The CCO spring concert in Ganz Hall
“…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

We at CCO intentionally, relentlessly program works that challenge what an orchestra can be—and whose voices can be represented by it. Inclusive, adventurous, ingrained in the rich cultural fabric of Chicago—this is Chicago Composers Orchestra.

With over 70 world premiere orchestral works by more than 60 living composers under our belt, we are working to change the face of orchestral music.

But we’re just getting started.

This season, we are proud to present our 10th Anniversary Season filled with more commissioned, world premiere works.

Now, more than ever, we need your help to ensure the future of Chicago Composers Orchestra—and the future of orchestral music along with it.

Give to CCO today and support the classical music of tomorrow.

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