A capacity audience at South Shore Cultural Center

J’nai Bridges Is Star With Civic Orchestra Of Chicago

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MEZZO-SOPRANO J’NAI BRIDGES and Conductor Matthew Aucoin.

It was a full house for singer, J’nai Bridges and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Bridges, a mezzo-soprano, sang selections from Mozart’s “La clemenze di Tito.” The audience rose to its feet following her arias. The program also included symphonies of Mozart and Schubert with the Orchestra under the baton of Matthew Aucoin.

The soloist is a sought after talent in the opera world and is the recipient of innumerable awards. She has performed with many companies including Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Diego Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer and pianist. Among the orchestras he has conducted are the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Rome Opera Orchestra. The Civic Orchestra of Chicago began in 1919 and is the only training orchestra of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra.

This performance was in partnership with the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center and the Chicago Park District.  The next Concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the South Shore Cultural Center and will feature the CSO all Access Chamber Concert performed by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is FREE. The Civic Orchestra of Chicago will again play on Monday May 16 and June 6 at 8 p.m. at Symphony Center. All Civic Orchestra Concerts are FREE.

For further information, call 312. 266. 8729 or go to cso.orb.

 

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