Event Description

The second of two programs curated by Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli brings a season without live performances to a poignant close. It features the debut of award-winning composer Courtney Bryan’s ethereal and reflective Requiem, which Mazzoli calls “a requiem for a new era.” Vocal quartet Quince Ensemble joins as special guest for this moving work. Also on the program are two a cappella performances by Quince of works by Gilda Lyons and Chicago’s own David Reminick, and a string quartet by Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid.

Join us for From the Composer’s Studio: A Conversation With Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6:00 PM CDT. Register for this free event.


Lyons – Bone Needles
Reminick – The Pub from In Dreams [World Premiere] Reid – Prospective Dwellers
Bryan – Requiem [World premiere, MusicNOW commission made possible through the generous support of Helen Zell]

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra thanks the following donors who provide major support for new music programming: the Zell Family Foundation, Cynthia M. Sargent, the Sally Mead Hands Foundation and the Julian Family Foundation.

The Mead Composer-in-Residence is endowed through the generous support of Cindy Sargent and the late Sally Mead Hands.

Sponsorship support for CSO Sessions is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation; an anonymous donor; Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund; JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation; the Julian Family Foundation, in honor of Cristina Rocca; Cynthia M. Sargent; Megan and Steve Shebik; Betty W. Smykal; TAWANI Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; ITW, and PNC.

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