Chicago Sinfonietta has announced programming for its 2016-17 season, entitled "Chromatic"and its diverse offerings include its first-ever program dedicated to LGBTQ composers and musicians.
"Concert IV: More than a Letter"a night devoted to LGBTQ composers and musicianswill take place Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; and Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Among those whose works will be covered are Leonard Bernstein, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jennifer Higdon and David Conte. Michael Morgan will be the guest conductor.
The season starts with "Chicago Sinfonietta Plays Ravinia" on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 8 p.m. Other shows include "Chicago Sinfonietta Plays Cantigny Park" on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton; "Concert II: Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead )" on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31; and "Concert III: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert" on Jan. 14, 15 and 17, 2017.
Single tickets go on sale July 1, 2016, with prices being $18-$60 for concerts at Symphony Center and $48-$60 for concerts at Wentz Concert Hall, with special $10 pricing available for students at both concerts. Tickets can be purchased by calling Chicago Sinfonietta at 312-236-3681, ext. 2, or online ChicagoSinfonietta.org . Tickets to Chicago Sinfonietta's performance at the Ravinia Festival are on sale now and available for purchase at Ravinia.org .