Commissioned by the Sacramento Philharmonic, Chicago Songs is a five movement, twenty minute orchestral song set for soprano and orchestra. Premiered by soprano Marnie Breckenridge and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Premiere Performance November 2008 in Sacramento, CA. In a soprano/piano transcription, the work has been performed across the country.
"Each intimate piece offered haunting and poetic musical lines for soprano that played against tightly focused and descriptive writing for strings and winds.”— Edward Ortiz, Sacramento Bee