MusicNOW @ 20 Years

CSO MusicNOW

Kicking off the 20th season, this program led by MusicNOW Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot features works by all seven former CSO Composers-in-Residence. From Clyne’s cerebral Fits + Starts to Turnage’s jazzy and energetic No Let Up, audiences will enjoy a diverse array of works from this all-star lineup of contemporary composers.

 Arrive early for a special panel discussion, free to ticket holders, featuring former CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Augusta Read Thomas and Shulamit Ran. More details to be announced.

 *This program features a 20-minute intermission.


CLYNE | Fits + Starts
GOLIJOV | Mariel
RAN | Birkat HaderekhBlessing for the Road
CORIGLIANO | A Black November Turkey
CORIGLIANO | The Red Violin Caprices
BATES | The Life of Birds
THOMAS | Carillon Sky
TURNAGE | No Let Up


Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot, principal conductor 
Baird Dodge, violin
Stephanie Jeong, violin

Brant Taylor, cello