The CSO MusicNOW series returns for an evening celebrating today’s leading composers of contemporary art song. Vocalists Joelle Lamarre and Damien Geter illuminate works by Chicago-area composer Shawn Okpebholo alongside new arrangements by Ayanna Woods from her co-composed opera FORCE!* and the world premiere of a new piece by Geter. Dale Trumbore’s song cycle summons a chamber ensemble of CSO musicians to accompany Robin Myer’s poem about finding meaning in the coarseness of everyday life.
Arrive early to purchase a one-of-a-kind poem from the Poems While You Wait collective and take home your own souvenir from this evening’s celebration of poetry and music.