Picosa is a Chicago-based ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and composer-in-residence presenting compelling performances that reimagine the traditional classical music concert. Picosa concerts explore the human experience through music and narrative, and invite audience members to connect to the conversation with the question: What’s your story…?
Picosa programs an eclectic body of work that includes a commitment to our community of Chicago-based composers. Through music, narrative, and ongoing conversations, we invite our audiences into shared experiences together with the musicians.
We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as the honest and transformative path to great art and repertoire. Picosa believes that music’s enduring power is its innate ability to engage all of us — performers, composers, audience — in reflecting and conversing about our experiences, our values, and our aspirations.
Picosa believes in equipping and encouraging the rising generation of musicians through school outreach programs, guest workshops, and its residencies at North Central College and Elmhurst University.