Chicago Sinfonietta: ECHO
Place & Time
Wentz Concert Hall
Naperville IL USA
March 15, 2024


Florence PRICE Concert Overture No. 2 (Chicago Premiere)

Samuel BARBER Violin Concerto with Amaryn Olmeda, Soloist (Chicago Debut)

Clarice ASSAD The Evolution of AI
with Clarice Assad, Vocalist
Co-commissioned by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, and ROCO through New Music USA's Amplifying Voices program)

Francis POULENC Les biches (The Does) Suite (Chicago Sinfonietta Premiere)


Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in celebrating Women's History Month with ECHO, a stunning program featuring a lineup of works that highlights the artistry and creativity of women in music.

Experience the Chicago premiere of Florence Price's Concert Overture No. 2, a dynamic and passionate work that showcases Price's masterful orchestration and distinctive musical voice. Then, be transported by Samuel Barber's beloved Violin Concerto, performed by the rising star Amaryn Olmeda in her Chicago debut. Olmeda's virtuosity and musicianship will be sure to leave you spellbound.

Next up is Francis Poulenc's Les biches Suite, a playful and evocative work that blends neoclassical and jazz elements with irresistible charm. Finally, the Chicago Sinfonietta is proud to present the Chicago premiere of The Introduction of AI by Clarice Assad, co-commissioned with SPCO/ROCO/ACO through New Music USA's Amplifying Voices program, with the talented vocalist and composer herself performing as soloist. This piece is sure to captivate and inspire with its bold, innovative sound and unforgettable melodies.

Throughout the concert, the Chicago Sinfonietta will echo with the vibrant energy and creativity of women in music, celebrating their artistic achievements and paving the way for future generations of female musicians. Don't miss this powerful tribute to the women who have shaped the world of classical music and continue to inspire us today.



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