As part of Make Music Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti will join the celebration June 21 with a Virtual Day of Music.
From 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Central) on Sunday, June 21, the CSO will post a premiere performance by CSO musicians or special guests to the orchestra’s social-media channels every half hour.
Established in 2011 by the International Music Foundation, Make Music Chicago brings together people annually on June 21 to celebrate their music-making ability, regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style.
Unlike a typical festival, Make Music Chicago is open to anyone. Participants take to the city’s streets, parks, plazas and porches to share music of all genres with friends, neighbors and strangers. All performances are free and open to the public.
Based on France’s Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago is part of a network of 800 cities in 120 countries, making it the world’s largest single-day music festival. Make Music Chicago also is a member of the Make Music Alliance, which connects Chicago with more than 60 other U.S. cities in celebrating this day of music.
The schedule of CSO-presented events:
10 a.m., Emma Gerstein, flute; Gina DiBello, violin, and Catherine Brubaker, viola: The fifth and sixth movements from Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25
10:30 a.m., Mark Kraemer, bass and guitar: Petzold’s Minuet in G Major (BWV Anh. 114)
11 a.m., Yuan-Qing Yu, Assistant Concertmaster, and Blair Milton, violin: Vivace from Leclair’s Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 3
11:30 a.m., Miles Maner, bassoon: Adagio and allegro from Telemann’s Canonic Sonata No. 1
Noon, Alexander Hanna, Principal Bass, and piano: Elephant from Saint-Saens’ The Carnival of the Animals
12:30 p.m., Jennifer Gunn, flute: Debussy’s Syrinx for Solo Flute
1 p.m., Cornelius Chiu, violin; Rong-Yan Tang, violin; Youming Chen, viola, and Daniel Katz, cello: Andante moderato from Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51
1:30 p.m., Katinka Kleijn, cello: Calvary Ostinato from Perkinson’s Lamentations: Black Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello
2 p.m., Kimberly Gunderson, soprano with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and Christopher Buckler, guest flute: “Rossignol, mon mignon” from Roussel’s Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26
2:30 p.m., Charles Vernon, bass trombone: Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
3 p.m., Fellows of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago: Juba Dance from Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
3:30 p.m., Robert Chen, Concertmaster: First and second movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 27, No. 5
4 p.m., Thaddeus Tukes, guest pianist on the SCP Jazz series: Tukes’ For Her
4:30 p.m., Diane Mues, viola, and William Buchman, Assistant Principal Bassoon: J.S. Bach’s Duetto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 804
5 p.m., Jennifer Gunn, flute; Michael Henoch, assistant principal oboe; John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal Clarinet; William Buchman, Assistant Principal Bassoon, and Oto Carrillo, horn: Allegretto from Reicha’s Quintet for Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2
5:30 p.m., Rong-Yan Tang, violin, and Youming Chen, viola: Rondeau: Allegro from Mozart’s Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
6 p.m., David Sanders, cello: Goltermann’s Serenade for Four Cellos, Op. 119, No. 2
6:30 p.m., So Young Bae, violin; Cornelius Chiu, violin; Danny Lai, viola; Daniel Katz, cello, and Daniel Armstrong, bass: Fanny Mendelssohn’s Italien, Op. 8, No. 3
After June 21, the video performances will remain available for on-demand streaming on CSO social media channels.