Civic Orchestra: Cerrone, Debussy and Schumann

May 12

8:00 PM

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Ken-David Masur leads the world premiere of a new concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra by composer Christopher Cerrone, co-commissioned by Civic with the Britt Festival Orchestra, featuring the Grammy® Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion. The concerto is complemented by Debussy's La mer and an aptly timed performance of Schumann Symphony No. 1 (Spring).


Cerrone Meander, Spiral, Explode for percussion quartet and orchestra [world premiere]
Debussy La mer
Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 (Spring)


A preconcert talk with Christopher Cerrone moderated by Daneil Schlosberg takes place in Grainger Ballroom beginning at 6:30 p.m.


The 2018/19 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.