Chicago Composers Orchestra

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Sunday, October 22
ADMISSION: $15-$20


Formed by Randall West and Brian Baxter in 2010, the Chicago Composers Orchestra is dedicated to the performance and advocacy of orchestral music by living composers. Each season the CCO presents concerts featuring music of all styles for the orchestra by living composers including a cross-section of well-known and emerging composers. The CCO makes a special effort to give voice to composers living and creating in Chicago as well as to bring music to Chicago that has not yet been performed here.

Program & Synopsis


• Composers: Clarice Assad, Pablo Chin, Gustavo Leone, Elbio
Barilari, Raimundo Penaforte
• Soloists: Clarice Assad, voice and piano; Dalia Chin, flute
• Scattered, for voice and piano; Clarice Assad and orchestra
• Canyengue, Elbio Barilari
• In the Form of a Shell, flute concerto; Pablo Chin featuring Dalia Chin on the flute
• Una voz, un grito, un lamento; Gustavo Leone for string orchestra


Chicago Composers Orchestra presents five dynamic works by composers representing a broad range of style and sound. Featured are two concerto works, Scattered for solo piano and voice with orchestra, written and performed by vocalist/pianist/composer Clarice Assad, and In the Form of a Shell, for flute and orchestra by Pablo Chin, performed by CCO flutist, Dalia Chin. Gustavo Leone’s lush work for string orchestra, Una voz, un grito, un lamento, Elbio Barilari’s powerfully rhythmic Canyengue,(add space) and a world premiere by Raimundo Penaforte will be paired with these works.