Gateways Festival Orchestra featuring Take 6

Apr 19, 2024


Comprised of the finest classical musicians in the country, the all-Black Gateways Festival Orchestra concludes its week-long Chicago residency with a Symphony Center concert featuring Take 6, the award-winning a cappella group Quincy Jones called the “baddest vocal cats on the planet.” The program highlights works by African-American composers including Chicago-native Margaret Bonds, whose Montgomery Variations was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Gateways Music Festival will be in residence at Northwestern University April 15-19, with two special concerts featuring the Gateways Chamber Players on April 15 and pianist Stewart Goodyear on April 17.


Worship: A Concert Overture


Enigma Variations


Montgomery Variations

To be announced

Selections by Take 6

Thompson (arr. Kibble)

Alleluia [Encore] (Take 6 only)




CSO African American Network

The CSO African American Network will host a postconcert reception following the concert. Tickets required for entry. Learn more about the event here »


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