Pushback Receives Independent Project funding from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago!


We’re extremely excited to be the recipients of an Independent Project Grant from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago to support our upcoming tour(s) in March and April!

This grant will help pay for travel costs, performance and rehearsal venue rental, recording fees, and other touring expenses. Our upcoming concerts would not be possible without this support, and we’re extremely grateful to Civic for their trust in us!

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is one of the nation's premier training programs for emerging professional musicians. Since 1919, young artists have sought membership in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago to develop their musicianship and to further prepare for professional careers. Founded by Frederick Stock, second music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra is the only training orchestra of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra.

Ben is in his second season as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

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Alexandra Smither