Join the CSO Student Ambassadors for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Spring College Night: Mahler 4 on Thursday, March 21. Enjoy complimentary pizza and cookies, mingle with new friends and attend a Q&A with a CSO musician before a concert in Orchestra Hall featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. All-inclusive tickets for students are just $15!

No separate ticket is required for the preconcert event. Simply enter the promo code STUDENT before selecting your seats and bring your student ID to the concert.

Tickets are subject to availability and seating is limited. Refreshments are available as supplies last. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance are $20. There are no refunds or exchanges for student tickets. Learn more about student ticket policies.

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College Night Schedule
Pizza 5:30 | Pizza and cookies

Buntrock Hall & 2nd floor Rotunda

Beginning at 5:30, students are welcome to partake of complimentary cookies and pizza generously provided by Jet's Pizza. Seating will be available on a limited basis in Buntrock Hall and on the second floor of the Rotunda. Meet new people, participate in CSO Student Ambassador-led activities or just have a conversation with your group. Refreshments will be served while supplies last, until 7:30.

From 5:50-6:20, CSO Student Ambassadors from DePaul University Ryan Holmes, Joshua Camper and Zachary Fitzgerald will lead an optional CSO Trivia game in Buntrock Hall. Those who do not wish to participate are still welcome to eat and talk with friends in Buntrock Hall or in the Rotunda.

Q & A6:30 | Q&A with John Bruce Yeh

Grainger Ballroom

CSO Student Ambassador to UIC Ivan Tedrowe leads a preconcert conversation with CSO Assistant Principal Clarinet and E flat Clarinet, John Bruce Yeh. Learn more about the evening's program and what it means to be a member of the CSO.

Mahler 47:30 | Mahler 4

Orchestra Hall

Susanna Mälkki conducts a thought-provoking program anchored by Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. This celestial score, which includes a cryptic dance of death, is announced with sleigh bells and a rustic melody that ends with a child’s view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Ying Fang. CSO Principal Flute Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson is the soloist in a newly commissioned concerto written for him by the esteemed Lowell Liebermann.

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Photo credits: © Todd Rosenberg Photography

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