The Women’s Board meets six times a year to conduct board business and enjoy music and education programs. The Women’s Board fundraising activities include the CSO’s annual Symphony Ball, formerly known as the Opening Night Gala as well as its annual winter event entitled REMIX. Membership is via a nomination process.
- Symphony Ball
For 125 seasons, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its preeminent artistic leadership have drawn the world’s greatest artists to Orchestra hall to perform alongside the incomparable musicians of the CSO and under the baton of world-renowned conductors.
In celebration of the 125th Anniversary Season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, co-chairs Shelley Ochab and Raj Fernando, together with the Women’s Board, cordially invite you to a weekend of extraordinary music, festivities and experiences on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19.
On Friday, September 18th, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform a Concert for Chicago at the Jay Pritzker Paviion at Millennium Park. Patrons who purchase Platinum and Gold packages for the weekend will receive priority, reserved seating and amenities for the concert and a Victorian picnic themed party at the Harris Theater rooftop immediately following the concert.
On September 19th, Symphony Ball, a prestigious gala evening of music and celebration that features a pre-concert reception at Symphony Center, followed by Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Mussorgsky’s popular Pictures from an Exhibition. Gala patrons will continue their evening with post-concert dinner at the Palmer House and dancing to Maggie Speaks.
The CSO’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Weekend is one of Chicago’s not-to-be missed events!
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The mission of the Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is to promote the artistic excellence and exemplary education programs of the Orchestra by engaging women leaders in advocacy and fundraising efforts.
- Membership requirements
Membership requirements for the Women’s Board include:
a) Minimum $1,000 contribution to the CSO’s Annual Fund
b) Annual dues payment of $250
c) Financial support of fundraising events, including the Symphony Ball and Remix
d) Concert series subscription
e) Attend at least two Women’s Board meetings a year
- Women’s Board Members
Immediate Past President
Leslie Henner Burns
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti
Claudia Woerheide Chakravorty
Judith E. Feldman
Dr. Diane Fisher
Karen E. Goodyear
Leigh Ann Herman
Mimi P. Murley
Elizabeth A. Parker