Chicago Sinfonietta BOUNDLESS
Place & Time
Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL USA
May 8, 2023

We celebrate momentum and boundlessness as we close our 35th Anniversary season!

Kicking off the program is a piece by Molly Joyce, a fierce disability rights advocate. Called one of the “most versatile, prolific and intriguing composers working under the vast new-music dome” by The Washington Post, her work Fresh references everything from high-school drumlines to an evocative quality of memory.

Anna Clyne, who served as a former Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, wrote the moving new cello concerto, DANCE, dedicated to her father. The 5-movement work was inspired by the poems of the Persian poet, Rumi, and the emotional depth of this powerful new work has been compared to the masterpiece, Elgars’s Cello Concerto.

Closing the season is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 - one of Maestra Mei-Ann Chen’s personal favorites.


Molly JOYCE: Fresh

Anna CLYNE: DANCE, cello concerto with guest artist Inbal Segev (Chicago Premiere, sponsored by Taki Alsop Fellowship)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Approximately 100 mins

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