Civic Orchestra Community Concert

Mar 25

3:00 PM

Bernstein, Ellington, Barber, Higdon, Copland

Sunday, March 25, 2018

For the 11th consecutive season, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago returns to the historic South Shore Cultural Center. Tito Muñoz, music director of the Phoenix Symphony, conducts a diverse program of American music. A suite from jazz legend Duke Ellington’s ballet The River channels the imagery of water as a metaphor for rebirth. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral offers a contemplative reflection on the individual’s journey through life, inspired in part by the memory of the composer’s late brother.

This concert is SOLD OUT. Please call 312-294-3000 for more information.
This performance is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Approximate concert duration: 105 minutes including intermission


Bernstein Overture to Candide
Ellington Selections from The River Suite
Barber Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
Higdon blue cathedral
Copland Suite from Appalachian Spring


Tito Muñoz conductor


This performance is offered in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center.