Join the Chicago Sinfonietta for an electrifying opening night concert, AMPLIFY, featuring a stunning lineup of contemporary and classic works conducted by the dynamic Mei-Ann Chen. Experience the Chicago premiere of Regina Harris Baiocchi's Muse for Orchestra, a powerful tribute to the muses who inspire and guide us. Then, immerse yourself in Viet Cuong's Re(new)al, a thrilling work that explores the intersection of digital and natural soundscapes, with striking percussion and intricate melodies. And finally, prepare to be transported by Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan," a beloved classic that never fails to captivate audiences with its sweeping themes and dynamic energy. With Conductor Mei-Ann Chen at the helm, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of music that will leave you inspired and energized. Don't miss your chance to witness the Chicago Sinfonietta AMPLIFY their sound and showcase their artistic prowess on opening night. Featuring works by:
Join the Chicago Sinfonietta for an evening of musical exploration with DEPTH, featuring renowned guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and a lineup of works that delve into the complexities of the human experience. Witness the artistry of Prieto in the vibrant and colorful Sinfonia India by Carlos Chavez, where indigenous Mexican folk melodies blend seamlessly with the Western classical tradition. Then, immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Juan Pablo Contreras' Mariachitlán, which blends traditional Mexican music with modern orchestral sounds for a truly unique experience. Finally, the concert concludes with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, a powerful and deeply moving work that reflects the composer's struggle to create art under the oppressive Soviet regime. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will explore the depths of the human experience through music, showcasing the power and beauty of artistic expression. This promises to be an evening of music that will touch your heart and leave you inspired. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the Chicago Sinfonietta and the guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in this unforgettable performance. Featuring works by: Chavez Contreras Shostakovich
Join us for an evening of festive cheer and holiday spirit at the Chicago Sinfonietta's "Holidays of Light" concert, featuring guest conductor Chelsea Tipton. The concert will take place at the beautiful and historic Auditorium Theatre in downtown Chicago. The program will feature an exciting array of holiday music, ranging from classic Christmas favorites to traditional Jewish and Latin American tunes. The concert will begin with Robert Wendel's lively and enchanting "Christmas Ala Valse," followed by Irving Berlin's timeless "White Christmas." Next up is Alexander Glazunov's "Chopinanania Suite Op. 46," a delightful medley of Chopin's music that is sure to captivate audiences. Lukas Richman's "Hanukkah Festival Overture" will then take us on a joyful and celebratory journey through Jewish culture and tradition. The program also includes Duke Ellington's jazzy and playful "Nutcracker Suite," featuring three memorable movements from Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet. James Pierpont's classic "Jingle Bells Forever" will bring a smile to everyone's faces and keep toes tapping. After intermission, the Sinfonietta will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, including Felix Bernard's "Winter Wonderland," Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune From County Derry," and Jerry Lovrien's "Minor Alterations." Victor A. Vanacore's arrangement of "Feliz Navidad" is sure to have the audience singing along. The concert will conclude with a series of lively and upbeat pieces, including Johann Strauss's "Champagne Polka," Eric Holcombe's "Fantasy on Auld Lang Syne," and Leroy Anderson's perennial favorite "Sleigh Ride." The audience will then join in for a heartwarming rendition of "Silent Night," sung unaccompanied and featuring one verse in Spanish, while luminarias light up the hall. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the Chicago Sinfonietta and guest conductor Chelsea Tipton. Tickets are available now, so book your seats today and get ready for a magical evening of music and merriment! About Chelsea Tipton American conductor Chelsea Tipton II has won over audiences and critics with his vibrant musicality, versatility, accessibility, and commitment to art education. He served as Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for seven exceptionally successful seasons and was Associate Conductor of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra for four seasons. He is currently in his fourteenth season as Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and eighth season as Principal Pops Conductor with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in their annual MLK Tribute Concert, PULSE, as they pay homage to the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a captivating lineup of works that celebrate the power of perseverance, triumph, and hope. Experience the dynamic Overture from Treemonisha, Scott Joplin's classic opera, reimagined for the orchestra by Gunther Schuller. Then, prepare to be moved by the stunning performance of Xavier Dubois Foley's "Victory" Concerto, featuring the masterful double bassist Xavier Foley, whose virtuosic playing and musicality are sure to leave you breathless. Next up is the mesmerizing Montgomery Variations by Margaret Bonds, conducted by the one and only Mei-Ann Chen, a work that showcases the beauty and complexity of Black spirituals and folk songs. This piece celebrates the resilience and perseverance of Black Americans in the face of adversity and serves as a fitting tribute to Dr. King's message of hope and perseverance. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will pulsate with energy and emotion, delivering a powerful performance that will leave you inspired and uplifted. Don't miss this unforgettable tribute to Dr. King and the enduring spirit of the human experience. Featuring works by: Joplin Foley Bonds
Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in celebrating Women's History Month with ECHO, a stunning program featuring a lineup of works that highlights the artistry and creativity of women in music. Experience the Chicago premiere of Florence Price's Concert Overture No. 2, a dynamic and passionate work that showcases Price's masterful orchestration and distinctive musical voice. Then, be transported by Samuel Barber's beloved Violin Concerto, performed by the rising star Amaryn Olmeda in her Chicago debut. Olmeda's virtuosity and musicianship will be sure to leave you spellbound. Next up is Francis Poulenc's Les biches Suite, a playful and evocative work that blends neoclassical and jazz elements with irresistible charm. Finally, the Chicago Sinfonietta is proud to present the world premiere of a currently untitled piece by Clarice Assad, co-commissioned with SPCO/ROCO/ACO, with the talented vocalist and composer herself performing as soloist. This piece is sure to captivate and inspire with its bold, innovative sound and unforgettable melodies. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will echo with the vibrant energy and creativity of women in music, celebrating their artistic achievements and paving the way for future generations of female musicians. Don't miss this powerful tribute to the women who have shaped the world of classical music and continue to inspire us today. Featuring works by: Price Barber Assad Poulenc
Join the Chicago Sinfonietta for an unforgettable season finale, REVERB, featuring a lineup of works that showcase the power and energy of classical music. The evening begins with Chin's Subito con Forza, a dynamic work that sets the tone for an evening. Then, if you appreciate bold and dynamic orchestral music, you won't want to miss the triumphant Symphony No. 3 by Louise Farrenc, whose brilliance as a composer is finally receiving the recognition it deserves. Up next, experience the Chicago premiere of Carlos Simon's Profiles, a work that explores the complexities of identity and the diversity of the human experience. This piece is sure to move and inspire with its powerful themes and innovative sound. Next up is Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring the world-renowned pianist George Li as guest artist. Li's virtuosity and musicality are sure to dazzle and delight, as he performs one of the most beloved and iconic works in the classical repertoire. Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will reverberate with energy and passion, showcasing their artistic prowess and commitment to excellence. This promises to be an unforgettable evening of music that will leave you inspired and energized. Don't miss your chance to witness the Chicago Sinfonietta REVERB with sound and spirit as they close out another incredible season. Featuring works by: Chin Farrenc Simon Rachmaninoff