Event Description

Jazz and concert music composer Tomeka Reid joins CCO as composer and cello soloist. Plus commissions pairing orchestra and electronics by Chicago composers Lawrence Axelrod and Beth Bradfish; and George Walker’s gripping Address for Orchestra.

Tomeka Reid – New Work, world premiere
featuring Tomeka Reid, cello

Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as “a remarkably versatile player,” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, Ms. Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and improvisatory settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble. Ms. Reid’s music combines her love for groove along with freer concepts.

Larry Axelrod – Brown Line, world premiere

Beth Bradfish – Fanfare, world premiere

George Walker – Address for Orchestra

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Chicago, IL 60618