Join the Overture Council at Soundpost, the CSO’s preconcert series that explores the inner workings of music.

Explore the inner-workings of music at Soundpost! Held in Symphony Center’s Buntrock Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., this year’s 3-event series dives into the [de]composition of sound

Tickets to Soundpost are just $20 and include complimentary bites, $5 cocktails, live music demonstrations and music by DJ Ryan Searchl1te. Looking to expand your experience? For $35 you can attend Soundpost AND the evening’s CSO concert! To purchase this package, select your concert seats on the concert date page and use promo code SOUNDPOST at checkout to receive the $35 price. Visit the February 1 concert page here, the May 3 concert page here and the June 7 concert page herePlease note: The $35 ticket package grants the holder access to BOTH Soundpost and the evening’s CSO concert. For the concert, you may select any seat, except those in the Box Level.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Soundpost #1 – Acoustics & Architecture
Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The spaces in which musicians perform can have a drastic effect on the ultimate audio experience for the audience. Materials, layout, size and occupants all change the way sound behaves when an instrument is played. Join us on February 1 as we look at all the ways a room can impact acoustics, recording and composition with music engineer Danny Leake, CSO Assistant Principal Clarinet John Bruce Yeh, composer and arranger Matt Jones, as well as Katherine Hughes of Third Coast Music, who in a presentation prepared along with Susan Chatman, will tell us about the properties of their future scoring stage in Chicago. We will also be joined by acoustic and AV consultants from Arup – a global consulting engineering firm with offices in Chicago. They will bring an immersive VR demonstration of a performance space design for guests to experience


Thursday, May 3, 2018
Soundpost #2 – Sound as Visual Art
Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Throughout history, music has been used to interpret emotion, stories, visual art and so many other things! But how do we begin to interpret music in other mediums? Join us on May 3 as Ricardo Mondragon and Richie Palys tell us how they express and process music as a visual experience. Mondragon, a contemporary Mexican artist, is known for his ability to explore different possibilities of transformation based on waveforms, frequency, harmony, matter, color and light. Richie Palys is a Chicago-area composer, audio producer and artist whose work eclectically spans from classical to jazz, electronic and visual art. At Soundpost, he will explain the process of his work entitled "Family Time" which was created from Richie's experiences with sound-color synesthesia.


Thursday, June 7, 2018
Soundpost #3 – Recording Sound
Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

How do you capture sound? What do you need to consider? How does a microphone work? On June 7, the CSO's own Audio Engineer Charlie Post will share his experiences recording at Symphony Center and will be joined by Paul Andrews from DPA Microphones and Colin Sipos from Earhole Studios!

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Soundpost is hosted by the CSO’s Overture Council – a dynamic group of Chicago-area professionals age 21-45 who have a love of music and a desire to learn more about the CSO. With more than 100 members and counting, the Overture Council is one of Chicago’s premier young professional groups. Learn more about the Overture Council.

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