Ordinarily, patrons at a symphonic concert are politely asked in a pre-recorded monotone voice to “please turn off all cell phones and beepers” before a performance, but not this time. African-American composer David Baker has created a piece where audience members will be asked to turn them on, loud and clear at appointed cues that will form part of the texture of his Concertino for Cell Phones and Orchestra. Alexander Korbin will be the soloist in Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto and Melissa White takes the spotlight in the Bruch Violin Concerto while Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’s “Redes” open the program, which will be conducted by Sinfonietta music director Paul Freeman and which opens the group’s twentieth-anniversary season. (Dennis Polkow)
October 1 at Dominican University’s Lund Hall, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 2:30pm. $25-$90.