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Civic Orchestra of Chicago returns to South Shore with Conductor Rossen Milanov

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago returns to the historic South Shore Cultural Center for its tenth consecutive season. Rossen Milanov, who serves as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, leads the Civic in a program that includes Debussy’s programmatic masterpiece La mer and Bartók’s dynamic Concerto for Orchestra.

The Concerto for Orchestra, - is a five-movement musical work for orchestra composed by Béla Bartók in 1943. It is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works. The score is inscribed "15 August – 8 October 1943". It was premiered on December 1, 1944, in Symphony Hall, Boston, by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. It was a great success and has been regularly performed since. It is perhaps the best-known of a number of pieces that have the apparently contradictory title

Concerto for Orchestra. This is in contrast to the conventional concerto form, which features a solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment. Bartók said that he called the piece a concerto rather than a symphony because of the way each section of instruments is treated in a soloistic and virtuosic way.

Rossen Milanov - Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Rossen Milanov is currently the Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and recently completed his second season with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra to enthusiastic acclaim. He is also the Music Director of the Princeton Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain.

This performance is free and no tickets are required. Seating is general admission. Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm. See more at: CSO Concerts.

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