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Learn more about free Civic Orchestra chamber music performances at Chicago Park District Sites and community venues throughout the city >


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Since 1997, selected Civic Orchestra musicians have formed chamber ensembles that teach, mentor and perform at Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District field houses and other community venues throughout the city. This season, Civic ensembles will collaborate closely with Citizen Musician Fellows to push their creative, professional and artistic boundaries through a series of innovative public performances, educational performances at public schools and participation in the 2015 Chicago Youth in Music Festival.

If you are interested in attending a free concert by a Civic Orchestra chamber ensemble, please refer to the following Civic Chamber Music series calendar:

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Sundays at 2 p.m.
March 15, 2015 (Brass Trio)
April 19, 2015 (Percussion Quartet)
May 17, 201 (String Quintet)
June 7, 2015 (Woodwind Quintet)
  Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Avenue
Sundays at 3 p.m.
March 29, 2015 (String Quintet)
April 12, 2015 (Brass Trio)
May 31, 2015 (Woodwind Quintet)
  North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Road
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
March 28, 2015 (Percussion Quartet)
April 25, 2015 (String Quintet)
May 23, 2015 (Woodwind Quintet)

Davis Square Park
4430 S. Marshfield Avenue
Saturdays at 3 p.m.
February 7, 2015 (Brass Trio)
March 7, 2015 (String Quintet)
May 9, 2015 (Percussion Quartet)
  Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street
Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
November 21, 2014 
March 20, 2015 
May 15, 2015 

All concerts are free and open to the public. No reservation or tickets are required to attend. For more information about Civic Chamber Music series concerts and the Civic Engagement program of the Civic Orchestra, please call 312-294-3803. 
Civic Engagement activities of the Civic Orchestra are sponsored in part by Quaker Foods North America and the Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation.
Civic Chamber Music Series is provided in part through a partnership with the Chicago Park District®.
Chicago Park District