Many musicians dream of performing on the stage of Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition makes this dream come true for one young musician every year. On February 23, four young musicians competed on that famous stage for the opportunity to perform with the CSO during the 2019-2020 season. This year, the competition featured winds and percussion. 14-year-old flutist Rosie Wang of Kildeer, a freshman at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, won the competition with her performance of Georges Hüe’s Fantaisie. The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, under the direction of Andrew Grams, accompanied the finalists.
Fantaisie by Georges Hüe