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Clef Notes — October 2022

Dear Overture Council Members, 

With the start of a new season here, it's hard not to get excited and think of all the possibilities available to us in 2022/23. This season, the OC will continue to combine our classic events (Soundpost, Chanticleer & Champagne, etc.) with exciting new opportunities to discover how music enhances our lives and everything around us. Being able to experience and explore all of this with you, the wonderful OC community, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a unique and special opportunity.  

We cannot wait to share the vibrations in Symphony Center with you again! With that, we invite you to take in the view from your favorite seats in Orchestra Hall, discover a concept at Soundpost that will spark a new way of thinking about sound and listening, and celebrate all things classical music with new and existing friends in the CSO's young professionals' organization!

The Executive Committee 

OC Spotlight: 2022/23 Executive Committee

We are excited to introduce our incoming Executive Committee members for the 2022/23 Season:

  • Leah Williams, President-Elect
  • Matthew Fry, Core Member Activities Chair
  • Lauren Huefner, External Relations Chair
  • Aileen Markovitz, Communications Chair
  • Amy Fallon, Secretary

Our incoming chairs join the following Executive Committee members who are continuing their terms for a second season: Kim Ellwein and Chris Springthorpe (Soundpost Co-Chairs), Caroline Yoo (Internal Relations Chair), Leann Toomey (Social Media Chair) and Leanne Zappia (Membership Chair).

We'd also like to recognize the Executive Committee members who completed their term last season, including Leah Williams (Core Member Activities), Anatoliy Mushtuk and Khrystyna Musiy (External Relations Co-Chairs) and Aileen Markowitz (Communications). 

We are ever thankful for our Executive Committee members, individual committee members and OC general members who keep this community going. We’d also like to thank this year's Nominating Committee for all their hard work and time during this election process.

Upcoming OC Events

Soundpost: algoRHYTHMS

OC at Civic
Tonight, October 17
8 PM

As always, the CSOA has held a block of tickets for Overture Council Members at tonight's Civic Orchestra performance on Monday, October 17. Civic Orchestra performances are free to attend but require a reservation. Our OC block guarantees you have a seat and allows you to sit near fellow members!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing Space is limited, and seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Looking to spend some more time with our members? We'll be hosting an unofficial gathering at the Chicago Athletic Association's Drawing and Game Room before the concert, starting at 6:30 p.m.

OC Season Kick Off

Season Kick Off Party
October 21
6:30-8:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate the start of the Overture Council's and CSO's 2022/23 Season. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an evening with fellow OC members as we eat, drink and take in the wonderful views from the Cirrus Condominiums' 41st floor!

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, October 21
  • Start Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Cirrus Condominiums (211 N Harbor Dr.)
  • Food & Drink provided

Entrance Notes: Please navigate to 211 N. Harbor Drive. If you navigate to "Cirrus Condominiums," Google will take you to a garage entrance. Once on-site, the building staff can direct you to the 41st floor.

CSO MusicNOW: Perspectives

October 24
7 PM

Marking both the start of the 25th season of CSO MusicNOW and its return to Symphony Center, Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery and musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra unite to perform works by kindred spirits Alvin Singleton and Carlos Simon. Among the works featured are Singleton’s experimental and improvisational Be Natural for three bowed stringed instruments and Simon’s whimsical and wildly syncopated Lickety Split for cello and piano.

As a reminder, all OC members receive two free tickets to all CSO MusicNOW performances. To claim your tickets, log in to your CSO account using an OC-linked email address. Once signed in and after selecting two tickets to any CSO MusicNOW performance, your cart will automatically adjust to $0. If you encounter any issues while attempting to secure your seats, please call Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or email

Young Professionals Special Ticket Offer
Tuesday, October 25
7:30 PM

Join fellow young professionals of Chicago for the October 25 performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 with $25 tickets when you use promo code BRUCKNERYP25!


Now is the time to renew your membership for the 2022/23 Overture Council season! Membership benefits include pre/postconcert gatherings, 20% off select subscription packages, an invite to the CSOA Annual Meeting and many more. OC members also receive free tickets to all CSO MusicNOW performances! 

Looking to take your membership to the next level? Join OC Luxe! This premium membership features additional benefits, including free Soundpost tickets, priority seating for select concerts and exclusive mentorship opportunities. 

Click here to renew! Questions? Contact the OC Membership Committee.

Stay up to date on all Overture Council events and happenings by visiting our social media pages or following the complete season calendar. Have an idea to submit for our next Clef Notes? Submit it here!

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