Chicago Sinfonietta’s 2017-18 season: women composers, 30th anniversary

Posted on: April 4, 2017

“The Chicago Sinfonietta recently announced its 30th season line-up as well as the launch of its Commissions by Women Composers Project, a season-long effort to close music’s gender equality gap by commissioning, performing, and recording works by women composers,” writes Angelica Lasala on Monday (4/3) at Chicago radio station WFMT. “In August, the Sinfonietta presents ‘A Birthday Battle of the Bands!,’ its 30th anniversary concert … The orchestra ‘faces off’ against punk marching band Mucca Pazza to play works by Prokofiev, Rossini, and more…. The Sinfonietta’s September program premieres two works by women composers, Jessie Montgomery and Sinfonietta’s own principal harpist Faye Seeman…. The annual Día de los Muertos concert will showcase works by Latin American composers and Mexican folk music, along with a special rendition of Mozart’s Requiem…. In January 2018, the Sinfonietta presents three-time Grammy-nominated work Ask Your Mama, a multimedia reimagining of the Langston Hughes poem by composer Laura Karpman…. In May 2018, the Sinfonietta presents ‘Hear Me Roar,’ a collection of works by female composers … Jennifer Higdon’s Dance Card, Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Become Who I Am, and Dora Pejačević’s Symphony in F minor, as well as the world premiere of Reena Esmali’s Avaaz.”

Posted April 4, 2017