Rich in tradition. Innovative in vision. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one the world's greatest orchestras. Sponsorship of the CSO is one of the most powerful investments that a corporation can make in the world of arts and culture.

The strength of any sponsorship investment lies in the power of the experience and the passion of the audience.


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) offers a broad array of experiences — concerts, series, programs and events — that attract one of the most dedicated audiences in the orchestral world. The CSOA corporate sponsorship group works closely with sponsors to deliver customized rights and benefits that fulfill the sponsors’ objectives: 

Enhance brand image and awareness. Build business relationships and reward employees. Strengthen a reputation for corporate citizenship. Communicate key messages to a passionate audience. Leverage the orchestra’s international acclaim, and maximize its close connection to its home community.

Independent research conducted by a CSOA sponsor shows:

  • More than 80% of patrons have an enhanced impression of the company because of its sponsorship.
  • Nearly 60% of patrons would be more likely to consider the company’s products or services because of its sponsorship.

Leading sponsorship experts rate the CSOA as a perfect 10 for:

  • Prestige of Property
  • Brand Recognition & Awareness
  • Ability to Provide Exclusivity
  • Audience Passion & Loyalty