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CSO Sessions Episode 21: Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity (on-demand until 7/9/2021)

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 (PDT)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Alexander Hanna, double bass

Wadada Leo Smith – Delta Blues (world premiere)
Missy Mazzoli – Dark with Excessive Bright
Nicole Mitchell – Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity (world premiere)

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.

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