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March 26, 2016, Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Youth Auditions
Join us in Orchestra Hall for the exciting final round of the Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Youth Auditions, a competition featuring the finest young musicians in the state of Illinois. This year’s competition will feature woodwinds, brass and percussion. In this free public event, one talented young musician will win the opportunity to perform onstage with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at a CSO Youth Concert in the following season. The final round of Youth Auditions is a fantastic opportunity to see tomorrow’s international concert artists early in their careers. Previous winners have included such well-known musicians as pianists Walter Liberace, Eugene Istomin and Herbie Hancock; violinist Rachel Barton Pine; and several members of the CSO—including current Associate Concertmaster Stephanie Jeong and harpist Lynne Turner. LEARN MORE
April 5, 2016, 30th Annual Celebrating Art and Music Program: Intimacy and Virtuosity in Van Dyck’s Time
Join Victoria Sancho Lobis and Gerard McBurney in a celebration of the seventeenth century, when the social status of visual artists shifted to allow painters and printmakers to be recognized as noble intellectuals instead of manual laborers and craftsmen. This lecture will discuss how the portrait prints of Anthony van Dyck—the core objects of the related exhibition at the Art Institute—contributed to the elevation of status of the artist. Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra honor this historic breakthrough in the arts with repertoire and performances curated to deepen the connection between music and art in the seventeenth century. LEARN MORE
June 20, 2016, Salute to Corporate Partners Gala
Details to be announced!