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April 2017

Chicago Stories

April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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World Premieres. Inspired by Chicago. Hear 5 orchestral world premieres in one evening, all by Chicago composers. Each inspired by life in Chicago, these works were all specially commissioned for this event by the CCO. In presenting this one-of-a-kind concert, the CCO teams up with the Chicago Composers’ Consortium (c3), a grassroots organization of composers dedicated to creating new music in Chicago. Kyong Mee Choi’s Water Bloom is inspired by Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain. Timothy Johnson’s Logan Square: Tough Neighborhood, from From…

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June 2017

CCO @ Empirical Brewery

June 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Empirical Brewery, 1801 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Join the Chicago Composers Orchestra at Empirical Brewery! Celebrate the closing of yet another extraordinary CCO season, and be the first to hear about what we have planned for the next! Join us for our 2017-2018 season announcement and... Live Music from CCO musicians and composers Open Bar with Empirical Brewery's excellent craft beers on tap and select wines Small Bites provided by local partners And opportunities to win exciting raffle packages! All proceeds benefit Chicago Composers Orchestra's mission to…

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October 2017

CCO + Chicago Latino Music Festival

October 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Constellation Chicago, 3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Tickets Doors and Constellation bar open @8:00pm, concert @8:30pm Dynamic music by Chicago latino composers including back-to-back concertos by Pablo Chin and Clarice Assad. Hear how these works challenge and explore possibilities for flute, human voice, and orchestra. Program: Clarice Assad - Scattered - featuring Clarice Assad, voice and piano Scattered is the first concerto of its kind. Comprised of scat singing, piano and orchestra, this new work emerged from a personal desire of mine to combine all of my dearest passions in one:…

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November 2017

Martinis for New Music

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Get yourself ready for the holiday season over a martini (or three!) at Marty's Martini Bar in Andersonville!  Join the Chicago Composers Orchestra musicians, composers, board and family of supporters as we celebrate the opening of our season.  As an added bonus, Marty's will donate a generous portion of the afternoon's sales to benefit the CCO. With friends like you and our fabulous sponsors, we will truly enjoy Martinis that Matter! We will raffle off great prizes to be announced. Arrive before 3pm for…

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January 2018

CCO & Tomeka Reid: Jazz, Electronics & Brand New Music

January 14 @ 8:30 pm
Constellation Chicago, 3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Tickets Doors and Constellation bar open @8:00pm, concert @8:30pm Jazz and concert music composer Tomeka Reid joins CCO as composer and cello soloist. Plus commissions pairing orchestra and electronics by Chicago composers Lawrence Axelrod and Beth Bradfish; and George Walker’s gripping Address for Orchestra. Program: Tomeka Reid - New Work, world premiere featuring Tomeka Reid, cello Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as "a remarkably versatile player," (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical…

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April 2018

CCO @ Begyle Brewing Company

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RSVP Join the Chicago Composers Orchestra at Begyle Brewing Company! Celebrate an extraordinary CCO season and be the first to hear about what we have planned for the next! Join us for live music from CCO musicians and composers, open bar with Begyle Brewery's excellent craft beers on tap, select wines, bites provided by local partners, and opportunities to win raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Chicago Composers Orchestra's mission to present world premiere orchestral music in Chicago. Space is limited,…

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May 2018

CCO & The Wicker Park Choral Singers: Dreams of the Fallen

May 5 @ 7:30 pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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6:30 PM - Pre concert talk Tickets available at the door. Combining the musical forces of solo piano, chorus, and orchestra with powerful texts written by Iraq War veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner, Jake Runestad's Dreams of the Fallen explores a soldier’s emotional response to the experience of war. Iranian-American Sahba Aminikia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains weaves audio clips of womens’ voices from Iran with the chorus and orchestra, and Arvo Pärt’s Da pacem Domine is a prayer for…

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August 2018

CCO @ Thirsty Ears Festival

August 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Our first concert in CCO’s 9th season will take place as part of the 3rd annual Thirsty Ears Festival presented by Access Contemporary Music. This performance will include works written for chamber orchestra that evoke the spiritual and ethereal. Julia Adolphe’s Shiver & Bloom, a lingering, yet swirling soundscape depicting the dichotomy of mind and body. ...like treasure hidden in a field by Kati Agócs soars with color while maintaining a mysterious aura. Chicago composer Luke Gullickson’s kaze no denwa…

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September 2018

Martinis for New Music

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marty’s Martini Bar, 1511 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Get yourself ready for the fall season over a martini (or three!) at Marty‘s Martini Bar in Andersonville! Join the Chicago Composers Orchestra musicians, composers, board and family of supporters on Sunday September 9th from 2pm-5pm as we celebrate the opening of our season. As an added bonus, Marty‘s will donate a generous portion of the afternoon’s sales to benefit the CCO. With friends like you and our fabulous sponsors, we will truly enjoy Martinis that Matter!

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