CSO MusicNOW: Perspectives
Oct 24, 2022
CSO MusicNow: Perspectives


Marking both the start of the 25th season of CSO MusicNOW and its return to Symphony Center, Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery and musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra unite to perform works by kindred spirits Alvin Singleton and Carlos Simon. Among the works featured are Singleton’s experimental and improvisational Be Natural for three bowed stringed instruments and Simon’s whimsical and wildly syncopated Lickety Split for cello and piano. Though stylistically different, the program highlights the composers’ shared influences through their own unique lenses.

Each ticket includes access to a postconcert party in the Rotunda at Symphony Center. MusicNOW is more than a concert; it’s an immersive evening of celebrating the arts and meeting new people. Following the concert, you’re invited to the Rotunda for an afterparty complete with photo opportunities, a gallery of artwork specially designed by local artist Donovan Foote to commemorate the 25th season of MusicNOW and more. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and treats while you meet new friends and mingle with the artists at this new social arts event!

Additional food and beverages available for purchase (credit card only).

Share your MusicNOW experience! Use #MusicNOW and tag @chicagosymphony to join in the conversation.

Monday, October 24, 2022
7:00 PM

Jasper Drag


Lickety Split


Be Natural




Warmth from Other Suns


Sergeant McCauley

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mead Composer-in-Residence

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

Original Artwork by Donovan Foote

Commemorate the 25th season of CSO MusicNOW with limited-edition poster prints of the artwork designed for each concert by local artist Donovan Foote. Prints are available in multiple sizes, framed or unframed, and are shipped directly to your home. Available exclusively at symphonystore.com.

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