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CSO African American Network Newsletter 

June 2023

CSO African American Network

A Night for Celebration

On June 15, the African American Network and Latino Alliance held A Night for Celebration following the performance of Muti, Pokorny and Schubert 9. Thank you to those who attended; we hope you enjoyed the postconcert celebration, and we can't wait to see you again!

Read the recap article on Experience CSO and view the event photos on our Facebook page.

CSO Experience article

At A Night for Celebration, Muti implores ‘stay close to this great orchestra’

Celebrating Juneteenth 

In celebration of Juneteenth, we share a May 2022 performance by the CSO and Riccardo Muti of an excerpt from the Juba Dance in Florence Price’s energetic Symphony No. 3 that mirrors the joy signified by the holiday and the resilience of those who fought for freedom.

Florence Price: Juba dance from Symphony No. 3

Special offer for African American Network members!

Don't miss the grand finale of the 2022/23 Season! Use promo code BEETHOVEN to save 25% on tickets for Muti Conducts Beethoven Missa solemnis, June 23-25. Pricing will be adjusted after adding the seats to your order.

Maestro Riccardo Muti, in his final Symphony Center performances as Zell Music Director, conducts Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, an impassioned meditation on faith and doubt, spanning moments of ecstasy and angst, soaring beauty and near-operatic theatricality. Join us for this historic moment and celebration of Muti's incredible tenure.

Muti Conducts Beethoven Missa solemnis

June 23-25 | Orchestra Hall

Muti Conducts Beethoven Missa solemnis

Tickets are going fast!

Preconcert mixer to An Evening with Branford Marsalis

It was wonderful to see members of the CSO African American Network and guests at a preconcert mixer before the Branford Marsalis jazz concert at Symphony Center on June 2!

Check out more photos and stay up to date on upcoming events by joining our Facebook group!

2023/24 AAN Advisory Board

We are honored to announce the members of the 2023/24 AAN Advisory Board, who will collaborate with CSOA staff to curate AAN events for the 2023/24 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association season:

Lisa Adams, Breyon Brown, Joyce Carter, Sena Dawes, Susan Carlotta Ellis, Barry Elmore, Wilfred Farquharson, Katherine Hicks, Rosalind Jackson, Cornelius Johnson, Daryl Layson, Abby Mallett, Leah McGregory, Jessie Montgomery, Lenese Reynolds, Rosemarie Rogers, Darlene Sandifer, Howard Sandifer, Jaime Sharp, Javante Smith, Tracy Stanciel, Ginger Stanciel, Lauren Stanciel, Ted Tabe, Jordan Thomas, Adam Vida, Barbara Wright-Pryor and Renée Baker as Artistic Consultant

Concert for Chicago

Don’t forget to join us in Millennium Park on June 27 for the free Concert for Chicago! Enjoy performances of the heartfelt Andante moderato, written by longtime Chicago resident Florence Price, and Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating Fifth Symphony as the CSO closes the 2022/23 Season in style.

Concert for Chicago

June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Concert for Chicago

Celebrate Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti’s remarkable tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at this free concert in Millennium Park.

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