Soundpost: Perception

Jan 27, 2024


Soundpost: Perception is an immersive fashion show that challenges the superficial judgments we often make, encouraging a deeper look into ourselves, our cities and the arts. Combining the expertise of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s young professionals’ network — the Overture Council — and the Chicago Fashion Coalition, it aims to break down generational stereotypes and celebrate Chicago's unique spirit of fashion and music.

This event goes beyond showcasing fashion; it's a narrative on the importance of open-mindedness and questioning established standards of art, music, fashion and beauty. It's a call to broaden our perceptions, acknowledging that our initial views can be reshaped to embrace a more inclusive and creative world. The show pairs fashion with classical music, demonstrating the timeless relevance and adaptability of both art forms and inviting attendees to participate in a story of continuous self-discovery and appreciation of diverse beauty.

  • 6:30 p.m.: VIP-only Welcome Reception
  • 7:00 p.m.: General Admission Reception
  • 8:00 p.m.: Runway Show*
  • 10:00 p.m.: Event Concludes

* There will be a 20-minute intermission during the show.

Musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago


Where do I enter the venue?

You can enter the venue on Michigan Avenue at 220 S. Michigan.

What do I wear?

Suggested dress: Perceptual Elegance.

But what does that mean? You know that outfit you always want to wear but tell yourself you have nowhere to wear it — this is the time and the place. Come dressed to be perceived or challenge perceptions.

Come dressed to impress. CFC will be conducting outfit breakdown interviews with the most eye-catching looks.


Major support for the Overture Council Soundpost: Perception is provided by Jacqui Cheng, Clint Ecker, and Harper Reed.

Learn more about the Overture Council
Join singer and sound healing artist Davin Youngs on the stage of Orchestra Hall for a truly transformative immersion in healing sounds.
Explore more
Soundpost banner
Explore the other side of Symphony Center through Soundpost, the Overture Council’s preconcert series that explores music’s cutting edge.
Explore more
Overture Council
The CSOA's young professionals’ network
Explore more