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
Tickets will be available soon for this event. Please note at this time, masks are optional when attending in-person fine arts events on campus. 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