Event Description

Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli’s Volume is a raucous and joyful work inspired by the saga of 19th-century Black Trinidadian musicians. After drumming was banned because it was used as a form of communication among enslaved people, these innovative musicians were forced to improvise their instruments by using whatever materials they could find. Also featured is one of the last great romantic works in the canon: Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, in which a string sextet spins the intimate story of a couple deeply in love and the secrets they share on their walk through a cold, moonlit forest.

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.


Mazzoli – Volume for Percussion Duo
Schoenberg – Transfigured Night, Op. 4

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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