Symphony Ball

Sep 22

7:00 PM

Rossini, Mozart, Tchaikovsky

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Women's Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association proudly presents a prestigious gala evening of music and celebration to open the 2017/18 season. Enjoy a festive preconcert reception, followed by Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in beloved masterpieces, including Rossini's William Tell Overture and Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty. Anne-Sophie Mutter, "the undisputed queen of violin-playing" (The Times, London), performs Mozart’s fiery Turkish Concerto.

All guests will enjoy a preconcert reception at 6:00 p.m. at Symphony Center. The preconcert reception will include drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a photo wall on the red carpeting on Michigan Avenue.

Gala patrons will continue their evening with postconcert dinner and dancing at the Four Seasons. For more information and to purchase Gala ticket packages, please call 312-294-3185.

Approximate concert duration: 90 minutes with no intermission


Rossini Overture to William Tell
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish)
Tchaikovsky Suite from The Sleeping Beauty


Presenting Sponsor:

Global Sponsor of the CSO
Bank of America

Media Sponsors: 


This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.


Symphony Center Box Office:
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone and box office are closed on non-concert Sundays.

In-season Box Office hours:
Mon–Sat 12–6 p.m.  |  Sunday 12–4 p.m. 
Open until intermission on concert days. 
Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or credit card.

Tickets by Phone:

In-season phone service hours:
Mon–Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open until concert time on concert days.

Ticket processing fees: $6 per ticket for phone or web orders, $3 per ticket at the Box Office, $5 per ticket for Civic Orchestra concerts.

Tickets are not available for online purchase starting one hour before concert time. Call 312-294-3000 to order tickets an hour or less before the concert.