Help us shape the future of orchestral music

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 changing the face of orchestral music.

But now, more than ever, we need your help.

This year’s 10th Anniversary Season was filled with more than a dozen commissioned, world premiere works. Unfortunately, we cancelled two of our four concerts in the wake of the global pandemic.

Despite this, we remain committed to artists and audiences alike. We are thrilled to take this opportunity to bring you new music in an entirely new virtual medium. Yet CCO is still faced with financial hardship in this unprecedented time.

We need your help to ensure the future of Chicago Composers Orchestra—and the future of orchestral music along with it.

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