Jennifer Huang, Associate Conductor

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Huang as associate conductor for the CWSO! She will be joining us for the June 12, 2022, summer concert. JENNIFER HUANG is a Taiwanese-American conductor currently serving as Assistant Conductor of the Northwestern University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras in the Bienen School of Music, where she is completing herContinue reading “Jennifer Huang, Associate Conductor”

Anthony Arnone, Cellist

Professor Anthony Arnone joins the orchestra in a performance of Joseph Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major”. The concerto was presumed lost until a score was discovered by musicologist Oldrich Pulkert at the Prague National Museum in 1961. Called “A cellist with rich tonal resources, fine subtlety and a keen sense of phrasing” (GramophoneContinue reading “Anthony Arnone, Cellist”

Lindsay Mecher, Mezzo-Soprano

Lindsay Mecher, a Chicago native and graduate of Loyola Academy, is a frequent guest soloist with the Chicago Citywide Symphony Orchestra. At North Park University, she has been a member of the Lady Vikings Dance Team, the Chambers Singers, and currently is a member of University Choir. Lindsay recently won 1st place in the CollegeContinue reading “Lindsay Mecher, Mezzo-Soprano”

Philip Kraus, Baritone

Philip Kraus is currently one of the most versatile artists on the American music scene today, having appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States in a wide variety of standard and adventurous repertoire. Mr. Kraus has been on the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1990 performingContinue reading “Philip Kraus, Baritone”

Samantha Park, Soprano

Korean-American soprano Samantha Park is a versatile artist from suburban New York. In May 2017 she received her Bachelors degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music, a conservatory of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She studied under renown mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski, and performed in numerous vocal ensembles, including theContinue reading “Samantha Park, Soprano”

Andrea Amdahl Taylor and Mark A. Taylor

Andrea Amdahl Taylor, Soprano Andrea Amdahl Taylor has sung with companies throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, including Chicago Folks Operetta, Bowen Park Opera, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Chamber Opera Chicago, Intimate Opera, and Light Opera Works. Favorite roles include Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte), Miss Titmouse (Too Many Sopranos), Lucy (The Telephone), Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario), Ann PutnamContinue reading “Andrea Amdahl Taylor and Mark A. Taylor”

Sarah Wald, Composer

World Premiere: Adagio and Scherzo—Sarah Wald Sarah Wald was born in Chicago. She attended Columbia University in the City of New York for her bachelor’s degree in music with a focus in composition. While at Columbia, Sarah studied composition with Tristan Murail and Arthur Kampela, as well as with Robert Lombardo in Chicago. She alsoContinue reading “Sarah Wald, Composer”

Krissie Odegard Geye, Choreographer

Krissie graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with degrees in Vocal Performance, Public Relations and International Studies, was “Tapadictorian” at the American Tap Dance Institute, and is a certified teacher in the Cecchetti Ballet Method through the Cecchetti Council of America (CCA). She has been on staff for Goliard Concerts in NewContinue reading “Krissie Odegard Geye, Choreographer”

Ballet Performance

Ballet dancers Hannah Brennan, Kaleigh De la Cruz, Delaney Haas, Maura Haas, Britt Hoover, Gabriella Lujan, Kate Moorhouse, Jordan Novy, Julia Novy, and Isa Sanchez from Chicago’s Dance & Music Academy join the City Wide Symphony Orchestra in a special performance of Eduard Strauss’ “Bahn Frei” (Clear Track) Polka – with choreography by Krissie OdegardContinue reading “Ballet Performance”