Scott Speck Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Jonathan Bingham Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence
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Chicago Philharmonic Scott Speck Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Bingham Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence
Experience one of the great American Symphonies by William Grant Still, plus a Chicago Premiere by Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence Jonathan Bingham!
William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony, dubbed the Afro-American, a thrilling, jazz and blues-infused wonder of American composition.
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 weaves together the stylings of counterpoint master Johann Sebastian Bach and Brazilian folk music.
Arturo Márquez’s racing Danzón No. 2, an homage to the music and dance style that began in Cuba and later took root in the Veracruz region on Mexico.
Florence Price, a 20th century American composer whose work is experience a resurgence, wrote her folk-tinged Ethiopia’s Shadow in America to represent the spiritual journey of an enslaved person hundreds of years before her time.
Composer in Residence and “a young composer worth watching” (Chicago Classical Review) Jonathan Bingham returns for a new Chicago Premiere, Monograph, after his impressive debut with the Chicago Philharmonic in 2021.