This Sunday and Monday Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The orchestra’s traditions meld with impactful social issues for two of the most stirring MLK Tribute Concerts ever!
Take part in a poignant musical conversation between Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush and his sister, "The Voice" semi-finalist Kymberli Joye. The two will combine forces on Patty Griffin’s Up to the Mountain.
Experience Joel Thompson’s moving testament to those lost to police violence, The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed. Then, restore faith and hope with the evening’s uplifting remaining program: John Legend and Common’s Academy Award-winning, Glory, from the film Selma, and one of classical music’s most enveloping, emotional endings in Mahler’s Symphony No.2 -Resurrection, featuring Chicago Sinfonietta alongside two Chicago area choirs!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be performing among his Sinfonietta colleagues.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ MLK Tribute Concerts
Sunday, January 19, 2020—3:00 p.m. matinee
WENTZ CONCERT HALL
171 E. Chicago Ave. ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, January 20, 2020—7:30 p.m.
220 S Michigan Ave. ~ Chicago, IL
This Sunday the windy city of Chicago will welcome the Marcus Roberts Trio and our own Chicago Philharmonic to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park for a festive and jazzy concert called, Holidays!
Coleridge-Taylor’s settings of classic carols and Tchaikovsky’s traditional and elegant Christmas waltz lead into a Nutcracker with a difference — Duke Ellington’s 1960 jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score will have the whole family dancing in the aisles! Then the “fearless” (Chicago Tribune) Marcus Robert’s Trio will bring their unique classical, jazz, and witty improvisations to Gershwin’s Concerto in F, the beloved ode to “the young enthusiastic spirit of American life.”
Young, and young-at-heart, will revel in the holiday spirit!
Edward Kelsey Moore will perform with his Philharmonic colleagues in this concert.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ~ Christmas Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. A. Gauk ~ December from The Seasons
Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn ~ The Nutcracker Suite
George Gershwin ~ Concerto in F
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Marcus Roberts Trio ~ Holidays!
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park
205 East Randolph ~ Chicago, Illinois
This Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3pm, Edward and his colleagues from the Chicago Philharmonic will present a concert titled Reunion: Beethoven 3, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois. The upcoming 250th birthday of Beethoven means an anniversary concert not to be missed! Celebrate with the Philharmonic on this special occasion with Beethoven's exquisite Violin Concerto and the Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), revolutionary for its time as the first composition in what became the Romantic movement in classical music.
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Reunion: Beethoven 3
Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 3pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard ~ Skokie, IL 60077
Free, convenient parking!