Overture Council

Overture Council — CSO’s Young Professionals Organization

Explore, support and influence the future of music by becoming part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s next generation. Join Chicago’s premier young professionals’ network, the Overture Council, today!

The Overture Council (OC) provides a community for Chicago-area young professionals aged 21-45 who share a love of music and a desire to learn more about how to support the CSO. OC members contribute to the mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) through concert attendance and advocacy of its diverse musical offerings and community programs. Members also receive exclusive ticket discounts, access to members-only social events and other special opportunities to connect with CSO musicians. The OC is also the mastermind behind the CSO’s Soundpost event series, which offers a unique and interactive experience that explores the many sides of music.

Membership Levels

Join this dynamic group of Chicago-area young professionals aged 21–45 who share a love of music and a desire to learn more about how to support the CSO.

Membership registration is now open for the 2023/24 season!

Overture Council Membership
$100 Individual OR $140 Couple

Join or Renew OC Membership

Overture Council Luxe Membership
$250 Individual or $450 Couple

Join OC Luxe

Membership Benefits and Requirements

When you join the Overture Council, you become an integral member of the CSOA family. The Overture Council offers its members the chance to interact with artists, staff and supporters, as well as special benefits.

Want to learn about more exciting ways to get involved with the CSO? Joining the Associate Governing Members might be right for you.

Explore the other side of Symphony Center through Soundpost, the Overture Council’s preconcert series that explores music’s cutting edge.


Overture Council Executive Committee

Leah Williams

Membership Chair
Dan Bohlmann

Activities Chair
Matthew Fry

External Relations Chair
Lauren Huefner

Internal Relations Chair
Carlos Almeida

Communications Chair
Aileen Markovitz

Social Media Chair
Allison T. LeClere

Soundpost Chair
Kim Ellwein

Amy Fallon

Immediate Past President
Kathryn Davies