When Maestro Paul Freeman came to Chicago over 20 years ago, his mission was to create and conduct a top-notch orchestra, populated by musicians of all races, genders, and social backgrounds. The Chicago Sinfonietta
is the country's most diverse orchestra. The Sinfonietta has seated countless players and attracted many, many listeners of color. Maestro Freeman announced in March that he'll be stepping down from his post as conductor and music director, and will take the title “Emeritus.” The Maestro reflects on his life, his music, and his dedication to diversity.Related Events:
Maestro Paul Freeman and the Chicago Sinfonietta will perform their final concerts of the season Sunday, May 10
at Dominican University
in River ForestMonday, May 11
at Symphony Center
The program is called Sound Waves
, and features famous water-themed pieces as well as a world premiere produced in conjunction with the Shedd Aquarium.