The Chicago Sinfonietta will open its 2014-15 season with a highly eclectic program called “Rethink. Redefine. Reimagine.” Set for performances on September 20 at Wentz Concert Hall (Naperville, Ill.) and September 22 at Chicago’s Symphony Center, the concert led by Music Director Mei-Ann Chen opens with Dances in the Canebrakes by the pioneering African-American composer Florence Price (1888-1953) followed by Vaughan Williams’s English Folk Song Suite and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. The Sinfonietta will then be joined by Chicago-based punk marching band Mucca Pazza for what the orchestra calls a raucous musical conversation “mashing up classical and punk rock in pure Sinfonietta style,” with both sides “together in fever pitch with Tchaikovsky’s Overture 1812.” The opening concerts will also include a beer-tasting sponsored by Two Brothers Brewing.
Posted September 8, 2014