Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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CSO Sessions Episode 21: Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity

Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli curates a dynamic program featuring two world premieres: Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity, an evocative new commission by award-winning composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell, founder of the Black Earth Ensemble, and Delta Blues, a work by composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. CSO Principal Bass Alexander Hanna is featured soloist on Mazzoli’s own Dark with Excessive Bright, a concerto that refracts Baroque influences through a modern lens.

Premieres on Thursday, June 10, 2021
Available through Friday, July 9, 2021

Program curated by CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli
Smith Delta Blues [World Premiere]
Mazzoli Dark with Excessive Bright
Mitchell Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity [World Premiere, MusicNOW Commission made possible through the generous support of Helen Zell]

Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Missy Mazzoli Mead Composer-in-Residence
Edwin Outwater conductor
Michael Lewanski conductor
Alexander Hanna bass