Jan 6 & 7: Marin Alsop Returns to Chicago Symphony

As Chief Conductor of the Ravinia Festival, MacArthur fellow Marin Alsop enjoys an exceptionally close rapport with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), where she is “a powerful and communicative force on the podium” (Chicago Classical Review). Early next year, on January 6 and 7, she returns to lead the CSO in a program of important new works by three of the 21st century’s foremost female composers, comprising the Chicago premiere of Her Story (2022), a CSO co-commission from Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe; This Midnight Hour (2015) by Grammy nominee and former CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne; and the Chicago premiere of Rounds (2022) by Musical America’s 2023 Composer of the Year and current CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery. Offering the rare opportunity to hear the music of Wolfe, Clyne and Montgomery led by a female artist, Alsop’s concerts bring together four of the most compelling women in classical music today.



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