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August 7, 2014

The CSOA Announces Program Updates and Tickets On Sale for 2014/15 Season

CHICAGO—Since the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s (CSOA) announcement of its 2014/15 season earlier this year, a new concert has been added and many programs now have updated artist and repertoire information available.
July 31, 2014

Alert: CSO Leaders Comment on New Appointment by San Diego Symphony

The CSOA is pleased to offer these comments by Riccardo Muti, Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA): and Martha S. Gilmer, Vice President for Artistic Planning and Audience Development, The Richard and Mary L. Gray Chair, CSOA (find online at http://bit.ly/Gilmer2SDS)
July 24, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE JULY 25 FOR FULL RANGE OF CSOA-PRESENTED 2014 HOLIDAY PROGRAMS 

CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announces that tickets for a festive array of seasonal concerts in November and December 2014 go on sale tomorrow, Friday, July 25. CSOA-presented 2014/15 Holiday programs offer audiences of all ages and tastes a chance to share unique, family-friendly events and treasured music of the season beginning November 28 and continuing through December 23. The performances take place, unless otherwise noted, at Symphony Center which is located
July 7, 2014

October 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of July 7, 2014. For the most updated and complete program information, please click the links below or visit cso.org. All concerts take place in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.
June 27, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR FALL 2014 SPECIAL CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announces that tickets for a variety of Fall 2014 Special Concerts are currently on sale.  These Special Concerts are part of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Symphony Center Presents 2014/15 season programming. The performances take place at Symphony Center, which is located at 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
June 12, 2014

HELEN AND SAM ZELL ANNOUNCE $17 MILLION COMMITMENT TO CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, at its Board of Trustees meeting today, acknowledged the announcement by Helen and Sam Zell that the Zell Family Foundation has made a $17 million contribution to the CSOA’s endowment and general operating funds. This gift provides for the naming, in perpetuity, of the position of Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which has been held by Riccardo Muti since 2010.
June 12, 2014

NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION MAKES $15 MILLION GIFT TO CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) Board of Trustees announced today that the Chicago-based Negaunee Foundation has made a $15 million gift to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). One of the largest commitments in the institution’s 123-year history, it provides both annual operating support and endowment funds to support, in perpetuity, the work of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Institute for Learning, Access and Training, which will be known from now on as the Negaunee
June 6, 2014

September 2014 Calendar of Events

The following listings are current as of June 6, 2014. For the most updated and complete program information, please click the links below or visit cso.org. All concerts take place in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.
June 3, 2014

JON FADDIS LEADS A “TRIUMPH OF TRUMPETS” AND THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO JOINS THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION FOR “NEW ORLEANS SWING TIME” AT SYMPHONY CENTER

CHICAGO—The 2013/14 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series finale comes full circle to welcome trumpeter Jon Faddis and pianist Marcus Roberts back to the stage on Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m. Both musicians were featured in the inaugural season (1994/95) of the SCP Jazz series in performances with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Faddis’ most recent appearance on the series was at the helm of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble in 2011.  Marcus Roberts last appeared on the SCP Jazz series that year as
May 30, 2014

NUVEEN INVESTMENTS EMERGING ARTIST VIOLINIST SIMONE LAMSMA MAKES DEBUT WITH CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHICAGO—Violinist Simone Lamsma makes her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), on June 5-8, with guest conductor Jaap van Zweden leading Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto.  Also featured on the program is Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47. Lamsma’s appearance is endowed in part by the Nuveen Investments Emerging Artist Fund, which is committed to nurturing the next generation of great classical music artists.