Civic Orchestra Bach Marathon Finale Concert

Nov 30

7:00 PM


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

As part of a day-long musical celebration, small ensembles from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago—the CSO’s prestigious training orchestra for emerging professional musicians—perform each of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg concertos (Nos. 1–6) in downtown Chicago and in schools and community venues throughout the city in partnership with The People’s Music School. The marathon is one of several creative projects developed in collaboration with the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma.
The Bach Marathon begins on the morning of Wednesday, November 30th with performances at Hibbard Elementary School and Lara Academy in the Albany Park and Back of the Yards neighborhoods, respectively. Beginning at 12 p.m., ensembles from the Civic Orchestra will perform all six Brandenburg Concerti at the Christkindlmarket in Daly Plaza. From 2–5:45 p.m., ensembles from the Civic Orchestra will travel across the city to bring the music of J.S. Bach to a number of community venues, including Albany Park Multicultural Academy, the Southshore Fine Arts School, The People’s Music School’s Uptown Academy, and Apostolic Church of God. Civic Orchestra ensembles reconvene at 7 p.m., concluding the marathon with a formal concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago.
Performances at Christkindlmarket and Fourth Presbyterian Church are free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. Select performances at school and communities venues may be open to the public. Call 312-294-3410 for more information.


Bach Brandenburg Concertos 1-6

The Civic Orchestra’s third annual Bach Marathon has become an annual celebration of music-making in Chicago communities. “It forms powerful bonds among the players," said Molly Walker, the Civic's manager. "[After] a long day of multiple performances in different parts of the city, they come away with a sense of rejuvenation and excitement about what they’ve accomplished together personally and musically.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories