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APRIL 22, 2017 | 7:30PM
Chicago Composers' Consortium

Chicago Composers Orchestra
St. James Cathedral 65 E Huron St

Allen Tinkham, Conductor

In presenting this one-of-a-kind concert, the CCO teams up with the Chicago Composers’ Consortium (c3), a grassroots organization of composers dedicated to creating new music in Chicago. Hear 5 orchestral world premieres in one evening, all by Chicago composers. Each inspired by life in Chicago, these works were all specially commissioned for this event by the CCO.

World Premieres. Inspired by Chicago.


MAY 21 | 6:30PM
CYSO Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

Allen Tinkham, Conductor
Glenn Kotche, Percussion

ANTONIN DVORAK : Carnival Overture, op. 92, B. 169
GLENN KOTCHE : Infinite Tree
PYOTR ILLYICH TCHAIKOVSKY : Symphony no. 6 in B minor, op. 74, Pathétique

Join CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of composer-in-residence and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche’s Infinite Tree. Kotche will join Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Allen Tinkham, on stage for this unforgettable performance.



2016 / 2017 FALL HIGHLIGHT : MIDWEST CLINIC


DECEMBER 16 | 1:30PM
CYSO Symphony Orchestra
McCormick Place West

Allen Tinkham, Conductor
Rachel Barton-Pine, Violin

ERIC MALMQUIST : Prairie Music
EDWARD ELGAR : In the South, op. 50 (Alassio)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS : Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, op. 28

To celebrate CYSO's 70 years of music, Tinkham and CYSO are united again with renowned Chicago violinist, Rachel Barton-Pine, for a performance at the Midwest Clinic in December 2016 and CYSO's annual gala and performance in February 2017. For more info on Rachel Barton-Pine, visit www.rachelbartonpine.com.

 www.rachelbartonpine.com

www.rachelbartonpine.com


SAVE THE DATE : FEBRUARY 11, 2017


70TH ANNIVERSARY & CELEBRATION
0070TH | FEATURING THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND

CYSO Symphony Orchestra
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
February 11, 2017

Join Allen Tinkham & Rachel Lang and co-chairs Pam & Dave Conroy to celebrate 70 years of CYSO excellence through music at CYSO's annual gala and performance. 

6PM COCKTAILS & MINI-LIVE AUCTION

7PM DINNER, LIVE AUCTION & PERFORMANCE


2016 / 2017 FALL SCHEDULE


OCTOBER 5, 2016 | 7:30PM
EAR TAXI Chicago
Festival of New Music

CYSO Symphony Orchestra
Harris Theater

Allen Tinkham, Conductor

JONATHON NEWMAN : Blow It Up, Start Again
ERIC MALMQUIST : Prairie Music (world premiere)

OCTOBER 9, 2016 | 12PM
EART TAXI Chicago
Festival of New Music

Chicago Composers Orchestra
Chicago Cultural Center

Allen Tinkham, Conductor

BRIAN BAXTER : Roots Run Deep
OLIVIA BLOCK : Lazarus (world premiere)
KATHLEEN GINTHER : Lake Effect (world premiere)
RANDALL WEST : Copper (world premiere)

NOVEMBER 20 | 6:30PM
CYSO Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center

Allen Tinkham, Conductor
Eleanor Goes, Violin

JONATHON NEWMAN : Blow It Up, Start Again
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV : Violin Concerto, op. 82, A minor
EDWARD ELGAR : In the South, op. 50 (Alassio)
OTTORINO RESPIGHI : Feste romane, P.157 (Roman Festivals)

DECEMBER 16 | 1:30PM
CYSO Symphony Orchestra
McCormick Place West

Allen Tinkham, Conductor
Rachel Barton-Pine, Violin

ERIC MALMQUIST : Prairie Music (world premiere)
EDWARD ELGAR : In the South, op. 50 (Alassio)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS : Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, op. 28


2016 / 2017 FALL HIGHLIGHT : EAR TAXI CHICAGO


OCTOBER 5, 2016 | 7:30PM
EAR TAXI Chicago Festival of New Music

CYSO Symphony Orchestra
Harris Theater

JONATHON NEWMAN : Blow It Up, Start Again
ERIC MALMQUIST : Prairie Music (world premiere)

OCTOBER 9, 2016 | 12PM
EART TAXI Chicago Festival of New Music

Chicago Composers Orchestra
Chicago Cultural Center

BRIAN BAXTER : Roots Run Deep
OLIVIA BLOCK : Lazarus (world premiere)
KATHLEEN GINTHER : Lake Effect (world premiere)
RANDALL WEST : Copper (world premiere)

In 2008 the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University generously instituted a biennial festival supporting emerging composers of classical contemporary music.

Spearheaded by Ditson Advisory Committee member and University of Chicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas, the Ear Taxi Festival is a celebration of Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene with concerts, lectures, marathons, webcasts and artist receptions featuring New Music Chicago and  New Music USA. The opening concert on October 5 at Harris Theater features Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras conducted by Music Director Allen Tinkham.