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Requiem in Red

by Cynthia Chow

Graduate student Cressa Carraway barely finished conducting her first full symphony orchestra at DePaul University before receiving an amazing offer. Madison Streete has come from Minnesota to ask Cressa to audition for the position as conductor for a chamber group with plans to expand into a full symphony orchestra. Even though it means leaving Chicago and her boyfriend Daryl, it’s an opportunity that allows an escape from the part-time teaching she loathes and an economy with few artistic opportunities.


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