The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, in partnership with the South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council will present a free public performance at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm. The concert will mark the Civic Orchestra's fifth consecutive year of performing at the Cultural Center.
Conductor Sean Kubota will make his Civic Orchestra debut, leading the ensemble in Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6, Ravel's infamous Bolero, and de Falla's Seven Popular Spanish Songs featuring Chicago Symphony Chorus mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Gray as soloist. Kubota was awarded the inaugural International CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship in 2011, and his two-year apprenticeship draws to a close at the end of the 2012/13 season.
The Civic Orchestra is the training ensemble for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The South Shore concert is part of the CSO's citizen musicianship initiative, through which the orchestra seeks to expand the role that music plays in civic and cultural life.
The South Shore Cultural Center is located at 7059 S. South Shore Dr. No tickets are required for this free event. For more information, please visit cso.org.