Chicago Philharmonic to open season with Marcus Norris world premiere

Posted on: September 7, 2021

The Chicago Philharmonic will launch its 2021-22 in-person season on September 12 with Marcus Norris’s Glory, a new violin concerto featuring the orchestra and violinist Njioma Grievous. Norris is the Chicago Philharmonic’s composer in residence; the orchestra’s new three-year residency program includes live performances of newly composed works, a $2,500 award, a seat on Chicago Philharmonic’s artistic committee, and development opportunities with Music Director Scott Speck. The Chicago Philharmonic debuted Glory on a virtual program this past June. The September 12 program, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois, will also include Copland’s Appalachian Spring, William Grant Still’s Out of the Silence, and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto featuring Chicago Philharmonic musician Sergey Gutorov as soloist.