CHICAGO (CBS) – The sweet sounds of pandemic progress were heard Thursday night, as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra held its first live performance in more than a year.
Musicians performed an all-American program for Memorial Day Weekend.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: More Storms Possible This Weekend
The selections included “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, Symphony for Brass and Percussion by Gunther Schuller, “Mutations from Bach” by Samuel Barber, “Street Song” for Symphony Brass by Tilson Thomas, and Presto Barbaro from “On the Waterfront” by Leonard Bernstein.READ MORE: Boards Used To Protect Businesses During Last Summer's Unrest Now Painted And On Display At DuSable Museum Of African American History
The concert was held at Symphony Center downtown. Michael Mulcahy was the conductor.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Officer Owns Englewood Home That Was Location Of Deadly Mass Shooting
The audience capacity was limited because of social distancing measures, and masks were still required.