Mary Lou Gorno

What inspires your love of music?

My life has been shaped by the love of words and music. As a young woman growing up in Detroit, I was introduced to the orchestral music of the DSO by my Mother and the sound of Motown by my friends. These formative experiences taught me to appreciate the many diverse and engaging forms of music.

What initially drew you to the CSO?

As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I took advantage of the CSO student ticket initiative and remember afternoon performances in Symphony Center. I was immersed in music and music-making at its very best, and always returned to campus inspired and enriched. It started me on a fulfilling, lifelong journey.

Why do you feel it’s important to support the CSOA as a member of the Theodore Thomas Society?

As we look around at the challenges of our world today, there has never been a more important time to support music. With music in our lives, the world is more connected, prosperous and full of promise.

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