2017 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs and presents more than 150 concerts annually featuring classical music from the baroque period to the present. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is part of a larger organization, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. The Association is also the parent organization of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; the Civic Orchestra, a pre-professional training orchestra; Symphony Center Presents, a presenting series featuring a variety of solo and group artists; and the Negaunee Music Institute, which includes arts education and outreach programs that impact more than 200,000 individuals annually. The CSO Association owns the two buildings in which the Symphony’s performance space and offices are located. This award recommends five years of renewed general operating support to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
2012 • 4 years, 11 months • Chicago Commitment
This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, considered to be one of the top five orchestras in the United States. Now in its 121st season, the Symphony’s 106 musicians perform more than 150 concerts each year for 500,000 Chicago area residents and visitors. It also sponsors the CSO Chorus and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, which is the only training orchestra affiliated with a major American company. Almost 200,000 students, teachers, seniors and young musicians participate annually in a deep range of community outreach and music education programs offered through its Institute for Learning, Access and Training.
2007 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment
In support of general operations (over five years).
2003 • 4 years • Chicago Commitment
In support of general operations (over four years).
2002 • 4 years
In support of the new concert series, Summer at Symphony Center (over four years).
2001 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
To support the Musicians Residency Program in Chicago neighborhoods (over two years).
1999 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
To support the Musician's Residency Program in Chicago neighborhoods (over two years).
1999 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
In support of general operations.
1998 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To support four community music residencies.
1996 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment
In support of general operations (over three years).