SEASON 2019-2020

YUAN-QING YU + J. LAWRIE BLOOM + KENNETH OLSEN+ WINSTON CHOI

SEASON 209-2020

Upcoming Events

Civitas Ensemble Season Opener

Friday, October 11, 2019
Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall. DePaul University

Civitas Ensemble opens its 2019-20 season with an invigorating program featuring works by Zoltán Kodály, Ferenc Farkas, and Ernő Dohnanyi.

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Beethoven at 250

Friday, January 31, 2020
Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall. DePaul University

Civitas Ensemble celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a demonstrative program showcasing works from each of the renowned composer’s three compositional periods.

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CSO Chamber at AIC Series

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago.

Civitas Ensemble's "Modern Expressions" program featuring works by Webern, Berg, Rota and Schoenberg, is a collaboration with Art Institute's "El Greco" exhibit.

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Welcoming spring

Friday, May 22, 2020
Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall. DePaul University

Civitas Ensemble celebrates spring with its largest collaboration yet - Copland’s beloved and vibrant Appalachian Spring.

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Among Chicago’s finest and most adventurous chamber groups.

– Lawrence A. Johnson’s Critics Choice
from Chicago Classical Review

Performing at “an exceptionally high caliber” (Chicago Classical Reviews), Civitas Ensemble started in 2011 with four friends who shared the same visions and values of using their music to serve and impact the Chicago community through the transformative power of their art. Civitas presents engaging live performances of new and traditional works. The Ensemble members teach and inspire the next generation of classical musicians, and bring live performances to those with limited access. How we help

why we do this

Community & Citizenship


We are not your run-of-the-mill Chamber Group. The name Civitas, which means Community and Citizenship, is derived from Latin — it is the embodiment of what our Ensemble represents and holds close to heart. We are passionate about our three-fold mission:

1

Creative Excellence

Present engaging live performances of new and traditional works

2

Healing & Teaching

Bring the healing power of music to those with limited access to live performances

3

Promote Cultural Diversity

Inspire young classical musicians to serve their communities through music