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Civ­i­tas Ensem­ble believes one of the best ways to bring cul­tures togeth­er, to make the world a more beau­ti­ful and inclu­sive place, is through music.

Last year, we col­lab­o­rat­ed with super­star vio­lin­ist Pavel Špor­cl and The Gip­sy Way Ensem­ble from the Czech Repub­lic in part to reduce the stig­ma around the Romani (oth­er­wise known […]

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When Civ­i­tas Ensem­ble first formed sev­en years ago, its mem­bers knew they want­ed to do more than sim­ply play cham­ber music for Chica­go audi­ences. The group want­ed to invest in their region’s stu­dents. So when vio­lin­ist Yuan-Qing Yu pro­posed being an Ensem­ble-in- Res­i­dence at Val­paraiso Uni­ver­si­ty, the oth­er mem­bers were on board. Since then, Civ­i­tas […]

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As an ensem­ble, Civ­i­tas has always been pas­sion­ate about using music to bring cul­tures togeth­er. Last sea­son, we invit­ed Romani (gyp­sy) musi­cians from the Czech Repub­lic to col­lab­o­rate on a project that spanned two con­ti­nents and cel­e­brat­ed cross-cul­­tur­al influ­ences on clas­si­cal and com­mis­sioned pieces we per­formed togeth­er in Prague and Chica­go. This sea­son, we are excit­ed […]

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Civ­i­tas Ensem­ble is pleased to announce the pro­gram line-up for its 2017 – 2018 sea­son! This year, the ensem­ble explores music by French com­posers, includ­ing an explo­ration of the many ways that Russ­ian cul­ture and writ­ers influ­enced them, and an all Debussy pro­gram on the 100th anniver­sary of his death. In the win­ter the ensem­ble revis­its the […]

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