Our 35th Season celebrates both the incredible legacy of Chicago Sinfonietta, while also looking forward to the NEXT 35 years! This opening concert starts with Nkeiru Okoye's "Voices Shouting Out," an optimistic response to 9/11, full of hope and promise. In the composer's own words, it's "a sparkling celebration of life for those of us who continue living" - a fitting sentiment as we emerge from the pandemic. Next, the program highlights Cedille Records Emerging Artists Competition Winner, Julian Velasco, and his debut with Sinfonietta on Roberto Sierra's jazz-infused "Saxophone Concerto." Gershwin's rousing "Cuban Overture" follows with a wonderful exploration from the jazzy master immersed in Latin colors. The concert finishes with Respighi's beloved "Pines of Rome," a piece Maestra Mei-Ann Chen calls "a mesmerizing symphonic masterwork." A truly magnificent concert program, showcasing the best of Chicago Sinfonietta.
Venue: Wentz Concert Hall
Pricing: $67, $54, $17
Please note at this time, patrons attending Chicago Sinfonietta events on campus must wear a face covering throughout their visit per the COVID-19 policies of the organization. Face coverings should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet CDC standards. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask. A $2 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online. Tickets ordered less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm