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CCPA Orchestra to give free performance on Oct. 15 at Benito Juarez Academy

Posted: 09/24/2013

The Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra at Roosevelt University will hold a free concert at Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago’s Pilsen community on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

AndrizziThe orchestra will be conducted by its new director, Emanuele Andrizzi (right), who has worked extensively throughout Europe and the United States as a conductor, pianist and music professor.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature three major works:
•The overture to the opera La Forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth.
Symphonic Metamorphosis by German-born American composer Paul Hindemith. The four-movement work was completed in 1943 and is based on themes of German composer Carl Maria von Weber.

•Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. It is generally viewed as the most cheerful symphony that Brahms wrote.

The 90-piece orchestra features professional quality students from more than 13 countries. No tickets are required. Benito Juarez Community Academy is located at 1450 W. Cermak Road. Free parking is available on Loomis Street between W. 21st Pl. and W. 21st St.
The orchestra will repeat the program in another free concert the following evening, Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center. This concert will feature a side-by-side performance of the Verdi overture with students from Stevenson High School performing with CCPA students. Symphony Center is located at 220 S. Michigan Ave.

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