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CSO Latino Alliance Newsletter 

July 2023

CSO Latino Alliance

A note from the 2023/24 Latino Alliance Advisory Board Executive Committee

Dear CSO Latino Alliance members,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to announce the results of the election for the leadership of the CSO Latino Alliance Advisory Board, our affinity group committed to promoting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra within the Hispanic/Latino community. I am thrilled to introduce the distinguished members who have been elected to leadership positions on our advisory board.

We, the new advisory board leadership, bring a wealth of expertise, experience and varied industry knowledge, but we all share a passion for music and will work toward ensuring that the CSO has a diverse audience. The following individuals and I will work to contribute to the growth and success of the CSO Latino Alliance membership:

Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, co-chair: Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión is a financial advisor at Atristain Financial Advisors, LLC, and an executive-in-residence and adjunct professor and member of the advisory board at the Brennan School of Business of Dominican University. He is co-founder and chair of the Board of the CLESF Foundation. A board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council and Stuart Investments.

Rina Magarici, co-chair: Born and raised in Venezuela, Rina Magarici took conservatory music classes in piano, harmony, music history and aesthetics for more than 10 years. She graduated from New York University and moved to Chicago in 2010. Being part of the CSO Latino Alliance allows her to share her passion for music, a universal language.

Estefanía García Zapata, co-chair: Estefanía García was born and raised in Colombia. She has collaborated with organizations in the past years to connect and elevate the Latino and female communities. She enjoys the CSO and has found an opportunity to contribute to the Latino community by engaging with music through the CSO Latino Alliance.

Pedro Guerrero, membership & outreach committee chair: A native of Lima, Peru, Pedro Guerrero was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent his high school summers performing at the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (MUNY). He has worked as the Individual Giving Manager at the People’s Music School, an Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Loyola University Chicago, a legislative aide in the Missouri Legislature and a Student Life Assistant at Loyola Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy.

María Carbonell-Rojas, events committee chair: A Chicagoan-Venezuelan, María Carbonell-Rojas is a Bilingual Learning & Development professional in the insurance industry with a background in event & programming management, client relationship management and corporate training. With a passion for the arts, DE&I and mental health, she focuses her creative nature in photography, dance and creating innovative solutions to common problems. She holds a B.A. in History from Northeastern Illinois University and an integrative coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City.

Our advisory board will serve as a vital resource to complement concerts with networking and educational events that attract a diverse audience and their families from Chicago to Symphony Center.

I extend my sincere gratitude to these distinguished individuals for their willingness to serve as advisory board members of the CSO Latino Alliance. Their commitment to promoting our Orchestra and their dedication to the affinity group will undoubtedly propel us toward greater heights.

Next season, we will celebrate our 10th series of Nuestras Noches and my commitment as co-chair is to work with the advisory board to strengthen our impact and reach. I look forward to the valuable insights and contributions they will provide, enabling us to deliver even greater value to our members.

Thank you for your continued support of the CSO Latino Alliance. If you have any questions or would like further information about our advisory board or any other aspect of our affinity group please do not hesitate to reach out.

Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión
Co-chair and Founding Member, CSO Latino Alliance

Announcing the 2023/24 Latino Alliance Advisory Board members

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

Manny Almonte, Ramiro Atristaín-Carrión, Angélica Cano, Maria Carbonell-Rojas, Maria Angelica Cuellar, Jesús Del Toro, Michael Delgado, Estefanía García Zapata, Pedro Guerrero, Melynna Hakim Arreola-Quiroga, Henry Johanet, Rina Magarici and Juan Solana.

2022/23 Nuestras Noches survey 

Thank you for completing the 2022/23 Nuestras Noches survey. Your responses will help the Latino Alliance plan for next season and beyond.

We noticed that 27% of respondents have never used the ALLIANCE ticket offer, remember to take advantage of $40 tickets for select concerts next season!

Concert for Chicago

Thank you to all who attended Concert for Chicago! It was a spectacular celebration of the 2022/23 Season and Riccardo Muti's tenure as Zell Music Director. 

This summer at Ravinia

Don't forget to join the CSO at the Ravinia Festival this summer. Enjoy thrilling concerts, including a performance by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero and music by Cuban composer Tania León.

CSO Experience article

Three Latina composers anchor this year’s Breaking Barriers fest at Ravinia

Venezuelan composer-pianist Gabriela Montero, Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz and Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade are featured this summer.

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