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Symphony Ball


On Saturday, September 19, 2015, the Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association proudly presented Symphony Ball, a prestigious gala evening of music and celebration that launched the 2015/16 season. Enjoy a festive preconcert 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 postconcert dinner and dancing. Symphony Ball is one of Chicago's not-to-be missed parties! For information about next year's event, please call 312-294-3185 or send us an email at symphonyball@cso.org.

Passionate, Invested, Empowering

Discover how rewarding it is to be a part of a large society passionate about classical music and the on-going excellence of the world’s best orchestra. Built on tradition, The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Women's Association) has been proudly serving the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1934.

With the support of over 250 men and women, the League hosts a myriad of music education programs, raises over a million dollars a year, and provides opportunities to meet world-class musicians, conductors, and visiting artists.

Volunteer opportunities abound. Transform lives with music. Become a member today. To learn more about the League programs, view the brochure to the left.


Annual Membership Requirements

If you have an intention to attend or subscribe to concerts; an appreciation of the musical programming of the CSO; an intention and ability to donate time to volunteering; an interest in the League’s programs and projects and an intention to support the CSO financially, then being a League Member is for you!

Membership Requirements

  1. · Pay dues of $100
  2. · Contribute $100 or more to the Annual Fund
  3. · Support the CSO by concert attendance
  4. · Participate on one committee or more
  5. · Financially support one fundraising event
  6. · Attend a League meeting

Enjoy a World of Privileges Reserved Just For You

  1. · VIP Ticketing service
  2. · Opportunities to meet world-class artists
  3. · Voting privileges
  4. · Subscription to CSOA Insider (CSOA e-newsletter) and Opus (League e-newsletter)
  5. · Invitation to hear upcoming hopefuls at the Youth Audition Finals
  6. · Invitation to an exclusive luncheon with CSO musicians
  7. · Invitation to annual Appreciation Week (complimentary event)
  8. · An invitation to the CSO’s Annual Meeting
  9. · Advance sales to CSO fundraising events
  10. · Member discount at The Symphony Store
Executive Committee



Liz Stein

Barbara Dwyer
Vice President of Administration

Mary Torres
Vice President of Areas

Sarah Good
Vice President of Education

Mimi Duginger
Vice President of Events

Jane Beam
Vice President of Finance

Patty Weber
Vice President of Fundraising

Bridgette Hayes
Vice President of Membership

Becky Davenport
Strategic Planning Chair

Betsy Beckmann

Jayne Alofs
Audra McKay

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