Maestro Hector Guzman will serve as Guest Conductor for this event. Other guests include NewMoon Chicago, Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs, and Cuerdas Clásicas.
Regresar / Revisit‘s program features works by Mexican composers Revueltas, Cortes and Moncayo, as well as an entrancing and chilling performance of Mozart’s Requiem, performed with a 70-voice choir — and a Sinfonietta twist (of course).
Chicago Sinfonietta, under the baton of Maestro Mei-Ann Chen, is Chicago’s professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts. The orchestra takes a leadership role in these areas with initiatives like Project Inclusion, a unique fellowship program serving emerging diverse musicians of color; and Project W, promoting gender equity in classical music.
The Program includes:
✻Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (arr. Eugenio Castillo)
✻Silvestre Revueltas: Redes
✻Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem
✻Edvard Grieg: Aase’s Death, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
✻Gori Cortés: Marila
✻José Pablo Moncayo: Huapango
Ticket holders are invited pre-show and during intermission to celebrate this colorful Mexican holiday with activities including holiday-inspired crafts, a traditional altar, and more. These activities are presented as part of BRIDGE – Chicago Sinfonietta’s audience engagement thematic concert programming established to break social, racial, and economic barriers within the symphonic experience.
Additionally, the West Suburban Friends of Chicago Sinfonietta will host their annual fundraiser “Día de los Muertos Celebration” before the concert on Saturday, November 4, 5:30pm at Wentz Concert Hall, Lower Level/Madden Theater. For information, please call 312.284.1559.
For more about Chicago Sinfonietta, please visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
Regresar / Revisit is sponsored in part by Molex and McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association.