Visiting Artists
Trifonov finishes his performance of a piano concerto in a performance with the the CSO.

Meet the guest artists and ensembles from all over the world that come to Chicago's own Symphony Center.

Guest Artists

Musical director
Guitar and vocals
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Vocals, guitar, accordion and violin
Vocals and percussion
Adapter and storyteller
Brian Cheney
Visda Goudarzi
Assistant Professor of Audio Arts and Acoustics at Columbia College Chicago
Terri Hemmert
Classic Encounter Lecturer & Host
Stevi Marks
MYA choral director
Co-host and vocals
Billy Ocasio
CEO, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
Emo Phillips
Special Guest
Dawn Schuette
Partner at Threshold Acoustics
Yoko Shimomura
Matthew Stevens
Experimental Electronic Music Producer and Researcher
Gregory Vajda
Monica Rebholz
Vocals and accordion
Jerome Fifer
’53 – 2022 CYSO Alumni Award Winner
Sound Healing Artist
Anya Plotkin
Production stage manager
Jessica Donaldson
Wardrobe assistant
The CSO's young professionals organization
Jonathan McCormick
Director, Education & the Negaunee Music Institute
Irene Taylor Trust
LaRob K. Rafael
Host of WFMT's Weekend Mornings
Multidisciplinary Artist and Composer
Oud (Iran)
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