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Orion Ensemble to Open Season with Stepping Out, Begin. 9/28
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, opens its 22nd season with "Stepping Out," a program showcasing Chicago composer Jim Gailloreto and a combination of Romantic-era chamber music favorites and classical-jazz fusion pieces.
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The San Diego Union-Tribune
Gilmer named CEO of San Diego Symphony
Gilmer, who will replace Edward "Ward" Gill, is currently vice president for artistic planning and audience development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Ailyn Pérez Will Return Home to Chicago for Don Giovanni at Ravinia, 8/14-16
Ailyn Prez, born and bred in Chicago, returns to her hometown's famous Ravinia Festival for two performances as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni - a role that the Dallas Morning News has said shows her to be "a singer of considerable nuance."
Melodically weaving the notes of his personal life around his exploration of numerous music genres from classical and R&B to funk and hip-hop, renowned pianist Hancock elegantly composes a tuneful sound track of his life in music.
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The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings.