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The CAO Announces the release of its debut album, Al Combate

Chicago Arts Orchestra Album Announcement

Join the Chicago Arts Orchestra as we celebrate the release of our debut album, Al COMBATE: Rediscovered Galant Music from Eighteenth-Century Mexico.

The album's title piece, Al Combate, represents a celebratory ode in honor of King Charles III, and is the premiere recording of one of the most significant works written in the eighteenth-century Americas. The album highlights New Spain as a mecca of baroque and galant music through the works of Ignacio Jerusalem and Santiago Billoni, two of the most influential composers of eighteenth-century Mexico.

Financial Support

Naturally, the Chicago Arts Orchestra musicians make the performance -- but everyone, including the audience, plays an integral part in the experience.

The Chicago Arts Orchestra is a neighbor and a community partner. We are passionate about chamber music and our mission to bring it to new and neglected audiences. An investment in the CAO yields great returns. You gain the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to the cultural enhancement of Chicago and the expansion of its civic pride.

Who benefits from the Chicago Arts Orchestra? You do! And so do the many people, from schoolchildren to grandparents, who attend concerts or participate in CAO programs.

The Chicago Arts Orchestra is a fiscally responsible organization -- all of our administrative services and many of our artistic services are donated. The orchestra relies entirely on individual and corporate donations in order to conduct our high-quality chamber orchestra performances.

Donations not only help us open our door to the Chicago community, they help us to keep the costs of tickets down, making fine chamber music accessible and affordable.

Your donation to the CAO resonates in the concert hall. Come listen to a "New Orchestra for a New Audience."