Chicago Composers Orchestra

Formed by Randall West and Brian Baxter in 2010, the Chicago Composers Orchestra is dedicated to the performance and advocacy of orchestral music by living composers. Under Music Director Allen Tinkham, CCO presents concerts each season featuring music of all styles for the orchestra by living composers including a cross-section of well-known and emerging composers. The CCO makes a special effort to give voice to composers living and creating in Chicago as well as to bring music to Chicago that has not yet been performed here. The CCO's mission is to present contemporary orchestral music, empowering composers and performers to galvanize the community, and their vision is to establish the orchestra as a powerful vehicle for contemporary music, filled with energy and purpose for composers, performers, and their communities.