Concerto
May 23, 2022
CSO MusicNow Concerto

Overview

Individual and collective virtuosity is on full display in a program that opens with a new work by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery. Joan Tower’s Rising for flute and strings builds energy and excitement through its exploration of quickening tempos and ascending melodies. Gabriel Cabezas, hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his “polished execution with a burnished warmth of tone,” is featured in Alyssa Weinberg’s Caligo, a concerto that highlights the cello’s broad spectrum of sonic color, and composer James Moore takes a solo turn in his stunning showpiece for electric guitar.

All ticket holders are invited to enjoy post-concert pizza and beverages in the Harris Theater lobby and chat with the composers and musicians.

Schedule
Monday, May 23, 2022
7:00 PM
Program
Montgomery

Overture

Tower

Rising

Weinberg

Caligo

Moore

Sleep is Shattered

Performers
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Principal Flute
The Erika and Dietrich M. Gross Principal Flute Chair
Guitar
Sponsors & Partners

Major support for CSO MusicNOW is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, Cindy Sargent, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the Julian Family Foundation.


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Digital program book for CSO MusicNOW Concerto, May 23, 2022
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