CSO MusicNOW: Common Ground
Nov 21, 2022
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Overview

Common Ground continues to highlight connections between the works of up-and-coming composers and their musical idols. Featured are two cutting-edge works and a world premiere by Xavier Foley that demonstrate his virtuosity — as well as his passion for solo works on the double bass — and two compositions for strings by American fiddle icon and composer Mark O’Connor. O’Connor’s String Quartet No. 3 fuses traditional old-time fiddling melodies with unique contemporary twists while his Strings and Threads Suite illustrates the interconnections between folk music styles hundreds of years apart.

Schedule
Monday, November 21, 2022
7:00 PM
Program
Foley

Irish Fantasy

Foley

Etude No. 10, The Dance 

O’Connor

String Quartet No. 3

Foley

New Work [World Premiere, CSO MusicNOW Commission]

O’Connor

Strings and Threads Suite

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

Major support for 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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