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.
In 2022/23, the Overture Council celebrates its 14th season! 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.
Overture Council Membership
$100 Individual OR $140 Couple
Overture Council Luxe Membership
$250 Individual or $450 Couple
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.
Overture Council Basic Membership Benefits
• 20% off select subscription packages
• Free tickets to the CSO MusicNOW concert series
• Ticket discounts on live performances and exclusive CSOA fundraisers
• Access to member-exclusive events and networking opportunities
• Access to the Overture Council’s monthly newsletter, Clef Notes
• Invitation to the CSOA Annual Meeting
• A 15% discount on Symphony Store merchandise at Symphony Center
Overture Council Luxe Membership Benefits
• All previous benefits, plus:
• Free tickets to Soundpost
• Priority seating for select concerts
• Additional mentorship opportunities with members of other volunteer groups
• 21-45 years old
• Minimum yearly Annual Fund contribution of $50 (per household)
• Minimum yearly dues of $50 per individual or $90 per couple
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
External Relations Co-Chairs
Internal Relations Chair
Social Media Chair
Immediate Past President