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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →