Chicago Speaks, Chicago Listens pairs spoken remarks from Chicago’s community leaders with original music performed by musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. This year’s speakers head The Simple Good, Shift: Englewood Youth Orchestra, and the Chicago Poetry Center; all nonprofit organizations that focus on youth engagement through the arts. After each speaker, Civic Orchestra musicians will perform new music written by Chicago-based composers inspired by the work of the young artists in those organizations.
A reception will follow. Free tickets are required.