African American Network
“I am very happy for the founding of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s African American Network. I look forward to its ongoing development and to seeing its members often at CSO concerts at Symphony Center. I highly welcome you, and you have my very best wishes and support.”
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director
A Night for Celebration
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
7:30 PM Muti, Pokorny & Schubert 9
9:30 PM A Night for Celebration
Location: Grainger Ballroom
CSO Latino Alliance and African American Network members are invited to enjoy refreshments and networking at a postconcert celebration of Maestro Muti’s final season as Zell Music Director.
Tickets are $40 with promo code CELEBRATE. Note that the price will update after pressing “ORDER NOW” and will be adjusted in your cart.
Your concert ticket is your RSVP to the reception and concert and is required for admittance.
Established in 2016, the African American Network (AAN) has grown to include more than 5,000 members and presents an annual series of curated and hosted programs to create connections and conversation through music.
The mission of the CSOA’s African American Network aims to engage Chicago’s culturally rich African American community through the sharing and exchanging of unforgettable musical experiences while building relationships for generations to come.
The AAN seeks to serve and encourage individuals, families, educators, students, musicians, composers and businesses to discover and experience the timeless beauty of music.
To learn more how you can be involved, contact the African American Network or call 312-294-3000.
Right: Sheila Jones, founder of the AAN
Salon Series: Jessie Montgomery and CSO MusicNOW
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
5:30 PM Doors open, complimentary refreshments to be served
6:00 PM Salon Series: Jessie Montgomery and CSO MusicNOW
Location: Grainger Ballroom
With Jessie Montgomery midway through her second season as CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence, she discusses her experiences in Chicago and her programming for the 25th season of CSO MusicNOW, the orchestra's contemporary music series. Montgomery also will talk about what goes into the preparation for the series-finale concert on April 24 and will offer a sneak peek at the world premiere piece she has written for world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Join LaRob K. Rafael, host of WFMT’s Weekend Mornings, as he moderates this discussion with Jessie Montgomery.
Become a member of the African American Network
It's free to join the AAN and receive performance information, promotions, updates and so much more!
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Contact the African American Network
Email the African American Network or call 312-294-3045 about getting involved!
Order AAN tickets for $40 or less
Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the AAN ticket offer available. (AAN tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
Step 4: Attend the concert!