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CSO Latino Alliance Newsletter

November 2023

Celebrating 10 years of the CSO Latino Alliance

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

What a night for the first Nuestras noches event! And there are many more to come.

At our first event on Thursday, October 24, Juan Dies and Sones de Mexico Ensemble brought the rich tapestry of Mexican folkloric traditions and Afro-Cuban music to life in a memorable evening at Symphony Center. Audiences were transported to a world of vibrant rhythms and cultural resonance by the CSO’s performance of 20th-century composer Silvestre Revueltas’ Sensemayá, inspired by the Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén’s poem of the same title.

The evening began with Afro-Mexican dances that set the stage for a deep exploration of Revueltas’ work. A thought-provoking discussion was led by Jesús del Toro, an expert on the subject and a founding member of the CSO Latino Alliance. In a Q&A, del Toro explained the composer’s influence on the music landscape and the historical context of his compositions, which added depth to the experience.

As we look ahead, the CSO Latino Alliance has an exciting lineup of events:

  • December 17, the festive Noche navideña ushers in the holiday season.
  • January 26, at Instituto Cervantes, A decade of Nuestras noches celebrates the Latino Alliance journey.
  • Saturday, February 17, Una tarde en familia featuring the CSO for Kids presentation of Carnival of the Animals offers a delightful musical journey for the entire family.
  • Thursday, April 25, music enthusiasts can look forward to Noche de jazz, featuring a rare collaboration between the CSO and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
  • And, finally, on Tuesday, June 11, Noche española presents Ravel’s iconic Boléro, a captivating conclusion to the series.

As we anticipate these upcoming events, we encourage you to secure tickets for this extraordinary series. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the networking receptions and the enchanting musical experiences brought to life by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, Co-chair and founding member of the CSO Latino Alliance

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

Upcoming concerts include:

Staatskapelle Berlin — November 28

MTT Conducts Mozart — November 30-December 5

Montgomery and the Blacknificent 7  — December 3

Bychkov Conducts Brahms — December 14-16

Save the Date: Latino Alliance 10th Anniversary Celebration

A decade of Nuestras Noches: Celebrating 10 years of the CSO Latino Alliance  

Friday, January 26, 5:30 PM at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago  

Tickets available at in early December. Stay tuned for more information!

Noche navideña

Gather the whole family for Symphony Center’s joyous musical celebration of the season!

Join the CSO Latino Alliance for a family event with refreshments and children’s activities while carolers stroll through Symphony Center. The afternoon combines Merry, Merry Chicago! — Symphony Center’s beloved holiday tradition featuring yuletide favorites — with the Latino Alliance’s annual Noche navideña event, creating the perfect festive outing for the entire family.

Sunday, December 17
11:30 AM Noche navideña
1:00 PM Merry Merry, Chicago!  
Symphony Center

Enter promo code LAEVENTS for $40 tickets. Your ticket price will be adjusted after adding seats to the order. Your ticket is your RSVP to both the reception and concert, and is required for admittance. You can also order by contacting Patron Services at 312-294-3000.

Latino Alliance pricing does not include the Box Level. Latino Alliance tickets start at $40, with select prime seating available for $50.

Subscribe to the 2023/24 Latino Alliance season

Join us for the following performances and Latino Alliance receptions:

With this package, choose three or more Latino Alliance season concerts to secure the best seats now. Plus, get access to special benefits, including the opportunity to order additional select concerts at special Latino Alliance pricing and subscriber rewards.

Latino Alliance tickets start at $40 and include access to the pre- or postconcert events associated with each performance.

While not all concert dates are available at Latino Alliance prices, you will have the opportunity to order additional tickets at subscriber add-on prices after you have finished your CYO package.

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