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Ravenswood Community Orchestra featuring Tangleweed: American Tunes

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • 5th Floor, Ballroom


  • Free will donations at the door

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Conductor Chris RamaekersIn this unique collaboration, the Ravenswood Community Orchestra teams up with another neighborhood group, bluegrass ensemble Tangleweed, and special guests to present an evening of iconic American music. Local Flutist Erin K. Murphy joins the orchestra for a performance of Renascence by the award-winning Chicago-based composer Lita Grier. Soprano Karen Schriescheim from London will sing Samuel Barber's classic Knoxville, Summer of 1915. 

Tangleweed and the RCO will premiere Meditation by composer Kelsey Green, and the concert will conclude with a special performance of Rodeo by the great American composer Aaron Copland. The orchestra will play all four movements of Copland's original ballet suite, with Tangeweed performing standard bluegrass tunes in-between. If you're wondering what America sounds like, this is the place to find out!

Free will donations at the door
Snacks & Drinks for purchase

The Ravenswood Community Orchestra was founded with a small group of musicians in 2000 by the then-music director at St. Benedict's Church. In 2004, the group adopted the name Ravenswood Community Orchestra to reflect its community affiliation. The RCO currently has 70 members and plays 3-5 classical concerts each year in Chicago. It is led by conductor Chris Ramaekers.

Conductor biography here

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