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Civic’s Artistic Challenge 2.0: Don Quixote

From its inception, the 2013-2014 Artistic Challenge seemed pretty open-ended. We were charged with “owning” Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote. Yo-Yo Ma would play the cello, with Carlos Miguel Priet...
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Seek and Ye Shall Find

In November 2013, the CSO’s Director of Foundation and Government Relations, Kevin Beck, presented the fellows with a workshop on grant writing. In anticipation of the workshop, Kevin may have worri...
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Can You Hear Me Now?

As musicians, we are accustomed to opening ourselves up to a...
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The Cycle of Mentorship

On March 26, the Citizen Musician Fellows visited Hibbard El...
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Meet the 2013-2014 Citizen Musician Fellows

The Citizen Musician Fellowship through the Civic Orchestra ...
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Chamber Music at Zhou B

One of my favorite discoveries in Chicago is the Zhou B Art ...
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Expect the unexpected: An afternoon with Yo-Yo Ma

On the afternoon of Thursday, December 12, I had the privile...
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When the Conductor is Away, the Orchestra Will Play

As part of the 2013/14 Artistic Challenge, the Civic Orchestr...
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The Brandenburg Project

I have found out that not only can I play the bass, but I ca...
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German Music, French Articulation, and a Little Bit Angry

One of the tasks of the Citizen Musician Fellows is to conce...