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Chroma Chamber Orchestra's 2011-2012 inaugural season met with critical acclaim.  We are excited to announce a concert featuring world-  class soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and
Lyric Opera of Chicago on
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. 
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
 
Handel - Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 3 for flute and violin
            Mathieu Dufour, flute        Baird Dodge, violin

Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn & strings
       Scott Ramsay. tenor     Oto Carrillo, horn       
 
Barber - Capricorn Concerto for flute, oboe and trumpet
    Mathieu Dufour, flute         Jelena Dirks, oboe         Tage Larsen, trumpet
 
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
  
 
 
 Tickets:  Adult $30 - Senior $20 - Student $10   
www.musicinst.org     Box office: 847-905-1500 ext. 108

 

"... a cohesive and finely-disciplined group despite being just out of the starting gate..."
   
 - John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, October 4, 2011
articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-03/entertainment/ct-ent-1004-glover-review-20111004_1_beethoven-orchestra-and-chorus-chamber-orchestra

"... one expected technically gleaming and virtuosic performance and the Chroma Chamber Orchestra certainly delivered in a varied program featuring two superb solo turns and a world premiere written for the occasion..." 
   
 - Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, October 3, 2011
chicagoclassicalreview.com/2011/10/chroma-chamber-orchestra-proves-golden-in-debut-concert/

"...Crane showed a sure feel for this music, the jaunty cross-rhythms, introspection and deep vein of nostalgia and sadness... The well-rehearsed playing had all the brash vitality and brassy panache required and Crane brought a unity and momentum to the connected six sections...".  
   - Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, April 2, 2012 

chicagoclassicalreview.com/2012/04/chroma-chamber-orchestra-brings-great-panache-to-dance-inspired-program/
 
 "...The concert opened with a world premier by David Crane, Ode to the Telegraph, inspired by a poem he commisoned from poet Richard Jones.  Prefaced by Jones reading his poem, the work is about tenminiutes long and offers a subtly intricate study of rhythm and urgency..." 
 - Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Classical Review, June 4

chicagoclassicalreview.com/2012/06/chroma-chamber-orchestra-serves-up-stravinsky-and-a-telegraphic-premiere/

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With great anticipation we announced the Chroma Chamber Orchestra's inaugural 2011-2012 season, comprising three concerts at Nichols Hall in Evanston as orchestra-in-residence at the prestigious Music Institute of Chicago. The CCO’s programming emphasizes late-romantic and early modern repertoire (and select contemporary works) of enormous appeal rarely performed by area ensembles. These works are presented in a context that integrates the performing, visual and literary arts to create a unique, multifaceted concert experience. 
 
The CCO collaborates with distinguished soloists, composers, writers, visual artists, choreographers, art historians - and diverse educational and cultural institutions (including MIC), from dance companies to art galleries, spanning the entire spectrum of the arts. Opportunities for synergy and cross-fertilization have been truly exciting and unparalleled. 
The first concert on October 2, 2011, featured internationally acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Futral singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. 

The following guest artists were featured in our inaugural season:
 
              
Elizabeth Futral
Soprano
 Baird Dodge Violin
Marta Aznavoorian
Piano
Mark Pohlad
Art Historian 
Peter Van De Graaff
Narrator

              
  
Peter Hessemer
Sculptor
David Dallison
Painter
Edward Marcus 
Composer
Richard Jones
Poet
          
Michel Rodriguez
Dancer
     
Jessie Gutierrez
Dancer
    
        
Victor Alexander
  Dancer
 
The musicians, led by concertmaster Baird Dodge of the CSO, have been drawn from Chicago’s top orchestras and chamber groups, brought together not only for their exceptional musicianship, but for their delight in both exploration and collaboration. These old friends, aligned to new purpose,  electrified their audience with the innovation and beauty of these concerts.

       

 


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