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Chicago Sinfonietta Digital Guides: Dig deeper. Experience More.

The Sinfonietta experience goes far beyond the notes on the page. Our digital guides are microsites that offer insights into the artists, composers, and audience engagaement activities that make up each Chicago Sinfonietta concert. Learn more about the unique connections our programming makes between composers, pieces of music, contemporary artists, themes and more!

2016/17 SEASON

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Unhinged

COMPOSERS: Glinka, Stravinsky, Jackson, Gershwin, Poulenc, Coldplay

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Anderson and Roe, piano duo
Clayton Stephenson, piano
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Dia De Los Muertos

COMPOSERS: Golijov, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Rivera, Saint-Saens, Galindo

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Chicago Film Archives

MLK Tribute Concert

COMPOSERS: Williams, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Beethoven

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
E'mon Lauren, Chicago Youth Poet Laureate
Maria Arrua, Tara Lynn Ramsey, Tomar Marcus, Teddy Wiggins, Violin Soloist from the Civic Orhcesta Kimberly Gunderson (soprano) Louise Rogan (mezzo-soprano) Jared Esguerra (tenor) Nicolas Davis (baritone)
Roosevelt University Concervatory Choirs and Alumni Chorus directed by Dr. Cheryl Frazes Hill
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More Than A Letter

COMPOSERS: Christy/Moccio, Bernstein, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Higon, Conte

Michael Morgan, guest conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Sara Davis Buechner,piano
Allegrezza Singers, choir
Musicality, choir
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Rightness In The Rhythm

COMPOSERS: Joplin, Abels, Gershwim, Bernstein

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Marcus Roberts Trio, jazz trio

FEATURED ARTISTS:
John Floeter, Jeff Handley, Matt Lee, Chicago Sinfonietta Musicians

2016/17 Audience Engagement Highlights

2015/16 SEASON

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Tap In. Turn Up.

COMPOSERS: Sierra, Stravinsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Cartier Williams, tap master
Clinard Dance Theatre
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Día de los Muertos

COMPOSERS: Barber, Faure, Barilari, Frank, Wagner, Moncayo

Andres Franco, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Varsity Choirs of Waubonsie Valley High School
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

COMPOSERS: Smallwood, Ellisor/Wooten, Gandolfi, Various Gospels and Spirituals, Legend

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Victor Wooten, Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir
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BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat

COMPOSERS: Still, Lorenz, Chadwick, Higdon, and Ginastera

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Alcides Rodriguez, maracas and Cynthia Yeh, percussion
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Cosmic Convergence

COMPOSERS: Sierra, Abels, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Estacio, Berlioz, and Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTIST:
José Francisco Salgado, astronomer & visual artist

15/16 Audience Engagement Highlights

2014/15 SEASON

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Día de los Muertos 2014

COMPOSERS: Giménez, Sibelius, Rodríguez, de Falla, Márquez

Lucia Matos, guest conductor

GUEST ARTIST:
Redmoon
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Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015

COMPOSERS: Hardeman, Saint-Saëns, Copland, Various

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Sujari Britt, cello
Jherrard Hardeman, guest composer & conductor
Waubonsie Valley Mosaic Choir
Wayne K. Woods, orator
Young Chicago Authors
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Primal Instincts

COMPOSERS:Bizet, Solla, Orff

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Cristina Pato, gaita
Kimberly Jones, soprano
Jonathan Calvin Weyant, tenor
Joseph Lattanzi, baritone
Roosevelt University CCPA Conservatory Chorus
Anima – Young Singers of Greater Chicago
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United We Stand

COMPOSERS: Ives, Williams, Dvořák

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

14/15 Audience Engagement Highlights


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Rethink. Redefine. Reimagine.

COMPOSERS: Vaughan Williams, Price, Britten, Messing, Mahler, Smith, Tchaikovsky

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTIST:
Mucca Pazza

2013/14 Season

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eMotion

COMPOSERS: TCHAIKOVSKY, PRICE, KHACHATURIAN, RACHMANINOFF

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Footworkingz
Kuumba Lynx
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Día de Muertos 2013

COMPOSERS: GOLIJOV, MOZART, PIAZZOLLA, DE FALLA

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Adé Williams
Elizabeth Norman
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Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014

COMPOSERS: VERD, STRAUSS, R, JacobTV, GOULD, VARIOUS: Gospels & Spirituals

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Nicole Cash, horn
Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir
Roosevelt University CCPA Conservatory Chorus
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Global Dance Party

COMPOSERS: PIAZZOLLA, VILLA‐LOBOS, DJ REKHA, SHARMA, HOLLAND, DOHNANYI

Alexandra Arrieche, conductor
Joseph Young, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
DJ Rekha
Dave Sharma
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Identities

COMPOSERS: LEVINSON, SHAPIRO, M / CHENG, V, ENESCU

Mei‐Ann Chen, conductor

GUEST ARTISTS:
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Alex Koffman, Violin
Su Chang 蘇 暢, guzheng
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