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CSO Latino Alliance Newsletter

April 2024

Nuestras Noches Season 10

In this month’s newsletter:

  • A note from Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, Latino Alliance Advisory Board co-chair
  • Get your tickets for Noche de jazz!
  • Your Latino Alliance ticket member benefit and upcoming concert highlights
  • Stay connected
  • Save the dates

A note from Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, Latino Alliance Advisory Board co-chair 

Given that this communication is widely read by CSO Latino Alliance members, I thought it opportune to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the following three esteemed Advisory Board members for their recent remarkable achievements:

  • Dr. Francisco Xavier Beteta’s composition “Tikal Nocturna” premiered with the Naperville Youth Symphony at the beginning of March, and another of his compositions, “All Nature Sings: Orchestral Soundscapes,” will be premiered by the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra on April 20. As an Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Wheaton College, an accomplished pianist and a composer, Xavier’s talent shines through his compositions. You can explore some of his masterpieces on Spotify.

  • José Jesús Del Toro Huerta recently earned his PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He couldn’t join us for our 10th-year celebration due to his inauguration ceremony as a doctor in Madrid, Spain. When back from Madrid, he expressed that this moment marked the culmination of a significant academic journey in journalism and as an editor. Jesús was honored as NAHP’s Latino Publisher of the Year in 2023 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper La Raza. His dedication to his craft as both a poet and journalist is truly admirable.

  • Melynna Hakim Arreola-Quiroga, our youngest member on the CSO Latino Advisory Board, was recognized as one of the recipients of the 2024 Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders. She was honored at the Excellence in Latino Educational Achievement Luncheon organized by the US Hispanic Leadership Institute in February. Melynna, a finance student at DePaul University, also generously volunteers her time at Serving People with a Mission, a non-profit that fosters leadership development and community service with high schoolers — a few of whom I was privileged to sponsor to attend a CSO concert in the fall.

Please join me in celebrating these remarkable accomplishments and in applauding the dedication and talent of all of our esteemed Advisory Board members. We are proud of all our members and this time is a good chance to showcase three of them.

Keep enjoying timeless music!

Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión
CSO Latino Alliance Co-chair, founding member and — most of all — CSO enthusiast

Next event: Noche de jazz

Noche de jazz | April 25

Thursday, April 25
7:30 PM CSO x Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
9:30 PM Noche de jazz
Symphony Center

Reserve your spot for the April 25 performance of CSO x Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the spectacular postconcert event Noche de jazz, co-hosted by the CSO African American Network and CSO Latino Alliance.

Prepare for an electrifying fusion of jazz and classical as two mighty orchestras present a riveting concert under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero. A native of Nicaragua who grew up in Costa Rica, Guerrero is thrilled to return to Orchestra Hall, where he has participated in previous events with the CSO Latino Alliance. He will again sit for a Q&A alongside trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, moderated by Symphony Center Presents Senior Director of Programming Jim Fahey. 

Ticket availability to the postconcert event is limited! Tickets start at $40 and provide access to both the concert and event.

Order online with promo code LAEVENTS, or for additional seat options being held exclusively for AAN and LA members, call Patron Services at 312-294-3000.

Your concert ticket is your RSVP to the concert and postconcert event and is required for admittance.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of music and conversation. Reserve your tickets now and join us for Noche de jazz!

Special Latino Alliance pricing

Use your Latino Alliance member ticket benefit to enjoy an upcoming concert!

As a member of the CSO Latino Alliance, you have access to specially priced tickets for $40 or less to many concerts throughout the season using promo code LA. Learn more at

Chopin & Tchaikovsky
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM (Wheaton College)
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 21, 3:00 PM

Gateways Festival Orchestra featuring Take 6
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM

Mozart & Stravinsky
Friday, May 10, 7:30 PM

CSO Brass Quintet Plays Bach & More
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM

Helmchen Plays Beethoven
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 PM

Stay connected

Did you see the recent photo album post highlighting Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta’s CSO debut, in her concerts with Klaus Mäkelä earlier this month? Follow the CSO Latino Alliance Facebook page to stay up to date at @CSOLatinoAlliance.

For more information on upcoming Latino Alliance events or to find out how to get involved, email Alyssa Greenberg, Audience Engagement Manager, at

Forward this newsletter to someone who might be interested in joining the Latino Alliance! Membership is free and members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers.

Save the dates

  • Wednesday, April 24: Check your inboxes as the 2024/25 Season of Symphony Center Presents Jazz and additional concerts will be announced.
  • Wednesday, May 1: The CSO Latino Alliance will have an informational table at the Chicago Professionals Cinco de Mayo Networking Celebration. Come say hi or join our table as a volunteer!
  • Tuesday, June 11: Get your tickets and join us for the next and final Latino Alliance event of the season!

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