Celebrate with us at Symphony Ball on September 23, 2023!

Symphony Ball

5:30 PM
Private preconcert reception for all Sponsors and Gala attendees

6:30 PM

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
GIORDANO Intermezzo from Fedora
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
LEONCAVALLO Intermezzo from Pagliacci
VERDI Overture to Giovanna d’Arco

Postconcert Gala — SOLD OUT!
Dinner, dancing and festivities will be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago immediately following the concert. Transportation will be provided.

Symphony Ball raises funds for the CSO’s Negaunee Music Institute, which supports children across the Chicago area through programs such as CSO for Kids concerts, training opportunities for young musicians and free community performances.

Please consider making a financial gift to support the CSO’s artistic and educational mission:


Watch the video below to learn more about the Negaunee Music Institute:


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Ling Z. and Michael C. Markovitz

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Zell Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Sharon Angell

Cathy and Bill Osborn

The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Steve and Megan Shebik

Dr. and Mrs. Gene and Jean Stark

Helen G. and Richard L. Thomas

Terrence and Laura Truax

Silver Sponsors



PNC Bank

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Robert C. Austin and Dr. Kathryn C. Gamble

Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Burlin

Linda Glick

GMC Grosvenor

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Mayer Brown LLP

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Renée and James Metcalf

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Official Airline of the CSO

Platinum Patrons

Suzanne Demirjian

Lori Julian

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Murley

Shelley Ochab and Chester Gougis

Sandy Rusnak

Cynthia and Michael Scholl

Gold Patrons

Dora and John Aalbregtse

Mr. and Mrs. William Adams IV

John and Leslie Henner Burns

Judith E. Feldman

Anna Hertsberg

Judy Marth

Toni-Marie Montgomery

Gloria and Mark Nusbaum

Harper Reed and Hiromi Nakazawa

Cheryl Sturm

Lois Wolff

Silver Patrons

Rene and Philip Alphonse

Jacqui Cheng and Clint Ecker

John and Mary Jo Crosby

Stephen and Dorne Eastwood

Nancy Garfien

Neil and Karen Kawashima

Mirjana Martich and Zoran Lazarevic

Elizabeth Parker and Keith Crow

Lynn Singer

Bronze Patrons


Katie Barber

Cynthia Bates

Elizabeth Berry and Philip S. Revzin

YiKai Chen

Jue Hyun Chung

Juli Crabtree and Donald Horvath

Charles and Carol Emmons

Etnyre International

Geraldine and John Fiedler

Kimberly Flynn

Tony and Karin Gambell

Mary Louise Gorno

Nancy Hess

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kilroy

Dr. Michael Krco

Dr. Randall S. Kroszner and Mr. David Nelson

Gabrielle and Knox Long

Judy and Scott McCue

Amina Merchant and Laith Al-Shihabi

Ruthie and Rich Ryan

John and Melissa Serrano

Kim Shepherd

Kenneth Traisman

Dr. Brenda A. Darrell and Mr. Paul S. Watford


Kyle Harvey

Leigh Ann and Casey Herman

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Kozloff

Judy and Scott McCue

Victoria Nee

Courtney Shea

Overture Council

Daniel Bohlmann

Therese and Christopher Brown

Esther Chang

John Dunson

David Greene

Lauren Huefner

Michelle Oben

Daria Reader

Media Partners

Hosted by the Women’s Board of the CSOA

Symphony Ball Leadership Team

CSOA Women’s Board:
Judy Feldman, Shelley Ochab, Mary Rafferty, Sandy Rusnak, Courtney Shea, Kim Shepherd, Lynn Singer

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