Life as we know it has changed dramatically, with Covid affecting the world and causing humanity to be at odds regarding how we should process. However, music has already been one of the proverbial Achilles’ heels to soothe the savage beast in us all. Thankfully, The Chicago Philharmonic Society has provided a Musical Vaccination For The Soul as they proudly announce the launch of its 32nd Season with the concert Out of the Silence.
On September 12, we had the pleasure of experiencing this delightful performance at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL, led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Scott Speck.
Speck, who served as the Music Director at the Joffrey Ballet, was named Artistic Director and began serving as Principal Conductor join Chicago Philharmonic in 2013. He was named 2021 Conductor of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras and headed a triumphant return to live performances.
As Covid sadly affects the world, The Chicago Philharmonic has world-renowned talent, featuring musician member Sergey Gutorov.
Gutorov, a native from Russia, masterfully delighted our souls as Principal Clarinet and is a member of the Green Bay Symphony and Associate Principal/E-flat clarinet in the South Bend Symphony. We were also honored to hear the remarkable violin virtuoso
Njioma Grievous, who received a standing ovation for her performance of Glory, composed by Marcus Norris. Norris was selected as one of three Chicago Philharmonic’s Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence program winners.
The Chicago Philharmonic also introduced its newest Executive Director, Terell Johnson, Johnson, who lived in Chicago for five years, is returning to accept this prestigious position, succeeding Donna Milanovich, who served as Executive Director for ten years.
Out of the Silence was a one-time event; however, tickets are available for the 2021-2022 Rejoice Season at https://chicagophilharmonic.org/rejoice/.
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