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Performance History, 2005 - Present

Past Concerts

2016-2017 SEASON

Rediscovered Treasures VII: Italy in New Spain

 

Works by Jerusalem, Galuppi, Hasse, Leo, and Legrenzi.

The CAO presents pieces in the galant style, the dominant style of

art music practiced between 1720 and 1780,

characterized by clear textures and lyrical melodies.

EARLIER

Musica Viva : A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Music of the Enlightenment - Mozart The Great

Music of the Enlightenment - Rediscovered Treasures IV

Rediscovered Treasures III

Beethoven's "The Emperor"

An Artist Celebration

Music of the Enlightenment - The Bach Brothers

The Strauss of the North

Masters of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Lansana Camara, Sounds & Rhythms of West Africa

A fusion of musical traditions starring African Griot Musician Lansana Camara playing the Balafone, Djembe and Kora. Camara's last performance in 2009 was enthusiastically received by audiences throughout Chicago.


Thursday, September 16, 2010, 8pm
2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

A Special Performance by Lansana Camara

Mr. Lansana Camara performed on the African Balafon, a Xylophone like instrument, and Kora, a multi-stringed Harp/Lute like instrument. Mr. Lansana Camara comes from a long line of Griot family musicians dedicated to the crafting of instruments and the performance of classical Griot songs for ceremonies, celebrations, social occasions, and stage performances. He is a Partner with the Group Laiengee: A cooperative music approach for assisting children with disabilities in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa.


Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6pm-9pm

CAO in Guanajuato, Mexico

CAO performances at Teatro Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende and Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Beyond Borders
 

Performing
Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi
Works from Latin America and the United States

Featuring
Coro National de Ninos
Coro National de Jovenes
Coro Montessori of Guatemala
Oak Park - River Forest Children's Chorus
Indianapolis Children's Choir

Conducted by
Javier José Mendoza
Fernando Archila
Julio Julian
William Chin
Josh Pedde

Special Guests
Eleanor Ranney : Soprano
Lourdes Cossich : Soprano
Pahola Miranda : Mezzo-Soprano


November 8, 2008 : 7:30PM
First United Church of Oak Park
Oak Park, Illinois

 


Mozart & Masters of the Classic Era


Conducted by : Javier José Mendoza

Special Guests : 
Eleanor Ranney : Soprano
Ali Javaheri : Tenor
Randall Sensmeier: Organ


April 20, 2008 : 3PM
Church of Saint Luke
Chicago, Illinois

 


Requiem for the Fallen

Dedicated to the memory of American servicemen and women


Conducted by : Bradley Ellingboe

 

Music Director : Javier José Mendoza

 

Alto Soloist : Sharon O'Connell Campbell

 

Special Guest Choir : Cantate

 

Artistic Director : Benjamin Rivera

 

Artistic Director : Dr. Charles Brown Kapelle of Concordia University

 

Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry
Bradley Ellingboe - Requiem


Thursday, October 29, 2009, 6pm-9pm
Coobah, Chicago, Illinois

 


Musica Latina

 

Conducted by : Javier José Mendoza


September 23, 2006 : 7:30pm
Athenaeum Theatre
Chicago, Illinois

 


Organ Symphony!

 

Conducted by : Javier José Mendoza

Organ : William Berg 


March 19, 2006 : 4:00 pm
St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church
Naperville, IL

 


Autumn Reflections
 

Conducted by : Javier José Mendoza

 

W.A. Mozart - Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
W.A. Mozart - Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"

 

November 5, 2005 : 8:00 pm
Music Institute of Chicago
Evanston, IL

 

Soundscapes
 

Conducted by : Javier José Mendoza

 

Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Serge Prokofiev - Classical Symphony
Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony #1


June 11, 2005 : 8:00pm
Athenaeum Theatre
Chicago, Illinois