We’re excited to share registration details for our next concert! The concert will take place on October 30, 2022, at the Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse.
Attendance is free, but space is limited, and standing room will not be available. Register on the Chicago Park District Website.
Petite Suite de Concert, Op.77
Composed by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a very successful, critically acclaimed Black composer, active in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He took to music from a young age, and joined the Royal College of Music at age 15, and in 1904, he was invited to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt, even despite the racial tensions of the time. The Petite Suite de Concert, Op. 77, remains a popular piece of his oeuvre, recently also having been played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In the Hall of the Mountain King, from the Peer Gynt Suite
Composed by Edvard Grieg
This selection from Peer Gynt is known for its creeping melody, rising slowly in speed and octave over the course of the piece. Because of its frantic energy and the striking story this music tells, it is frequently used in popular film, television, video games, and even as a sample in popular music.
Barber of Seville Overture
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
The Barber of Seville is a 2-act opera buffa, or “comic opera,” based on Pierre Beaumarchais’ French comedy of the same title. That it remains a popular work to this day is a testament to this musical masterpiece.
Funeral March of a Marionette
Composed by Charles Gounod
This piece is best known for its use as the theme music for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a 1950-60s television anthology hosted and produced by filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, cementing this piece as an iconic piece of American media.
Interested in Joining the CWSO?
The CWSO is open to any musicians who want to play—no auditions needed! Learn more about joining and come to the Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse on Monday evenings to join us at rehearsal. We’ll be off October 31, but rehearsals resume Monday, November 7, at 7 pm.