Civitas Ensemble, a non-profit chamber music group, will perform its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Gottlieb Hall at the Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago.

The concert will feature “Little Bits,” a never-recorded piece by Evanston resident and composer Stacy Garrop,
Associate Professor of Composition at Roosevelt’s College of the Performing Arts. Ms. Garrop’s works have been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and more.

Civitas is made up of three members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Yuan-Qing Yu, violin and assistant concertmaster; Kenneth Olsen, assistant principal cello; and J. Lawrie Bloom, clarinet and bass clarinet. The fourth member is Winston Choi, head of the Piano Department at Roosevelt University’s College of the Performing Arts.

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