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About NMO

Praised as “superb” by Stage and Cinema, the New Millennium Orchestra is a passionate group of musicians who balance contemporary fearlessness with a reverence for tradition. As comfortable with opera singers as they are with DJs and jazz musicians, NMO’s core musicians are exceptionally versatile. Recent collaborators include international opera star Andrea Silvestrelli, flutist and MacArthur ‘genius’ Claire Chase, triple Grammy Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and Grammy-nominated bandleader Matt Ulery, among others. The ensemble has been presented in Chicago’s most prestigious venues, including Symphony Center, the Harris Theater, and the Pritzker Pavilion, as well as at unconventional concert spaces like Pilsen’s Thalia…

New Millennium Orchestra Featuring Olga Bell

Friday, May 08, 2015 7:00 PM Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL After their last performance made the Chicago Sun-Times “Best Classical Performances of 2014″ list, the New Millennium Orchestra returns to Thalia Hall with a diverse program alongside singer/songwriter OLGA BELL. Alternating between sets showcasing the virtuosity of the orchestra and Bell’s mesmerizing original songs, the evening will feature performances of Schubert’s 5th Symphony, Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin and orchestra featuring the NMO’s own Chuck Bontrager, the NMO alongside Olga Bell playing her original music, as well as Bell performing songs from her brand new EP, “Incitation”. Described as…