The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition identifies extraordinary young conductors and provides them with a life-changing apprenticeship with Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti. As apprentice, the competition winner receives financial support and career development in addition to opportunities to participate in various projects of the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute. The current Solti apprentice, Lina González-Granados, has had a whirlwind few years since winning this position just a few months before the start of the pandemic. After a successful 2021/22 Season in the role, this accomplished maestra wraps up her final year as Solti apprentice as she transitions into an exciting career conducting orchestras and opera companies around the globe.
Launched in spring 2022, the CSO Fellowship Program is the newest in a series of initiatives developed and supported by the CSOA that assist early-career musicians from traditionally underrepresented communities as they seek a career in classical-music performance. The program builds on the commitment of the CSO to train young artists, a legacy born more than 100 years ago with the founding of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Gabriela Lara, a violinist originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, is the 2022/23 CSO Fellow, as well as a member of the Civic Orchestra.
5:30 Doors open, complimentary refreshments to be served
6:00 Program starts
Please note: this event takes place in Grainger Ballroom
Salon Series is a benefit for donors who make gifts of $500 or more each season to support the work of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. Please make a gift today and enjoy the rest of the series.