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Kelli O'Hara to lead CSOA's Corporate Night with LGBTQ+ conductor on June 9
2022-06-02

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association's (CSOA) 31st Corporate Night will take place Thursday, June 9 and will feature actress/Tony winner Kelli O'Hara performing Broadway favorites and American Songbook classics with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke.

The concert is slated to open with a performance of the overture from South Pacific with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. O'Hara then will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Reineke for an evening of favorites from Broadway musicals such as The King and I and Carousel.

O'Hara's portrayal of Anna Loenowens in The King and I earned her the 2015 Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier nominations. O'Hara can be seen in HBO's hit series The Gilded Age; she also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit streaming series The Accidental Wolf, now in its second season.

Reineke has established himself as one of North America's leading conductors of popular music and is in his second decade as Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he is Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and his extensive North American conducting appearances include Dallas, Detroit and the Ravinia Music Festival.

He recently talked about what it means to be an LGBTQ+ artist; more of that discussion is at houstonsymphony.org/a-reflection-on-pride-month-with-principal-pops-conductor-steven-reineke/ .

The annual fundraiser is presented in partnership by the CSOA and the League and Overture Council of the CSOA, with all ticket proceeds benefitting the organization's artistic, education and community engagement programs.

The League of the CSOA is offering a ticket package for $350 per person that includes a festive cocktail reception starting at 5 p.m., followed by a preconcert dinner at 6 p.m. in the Symphony Center Rotunda. Dinner guests will also receive premium seating at the 7:30 p.m. concert. To make a ticket package reservation, visit cso.org/oharabroadway.

Concert tickets may be purchased online by visiting CSO.org, calling 312-294-3000 or stopping by the Symphony Center box office at 220 S. Michigan Ave.


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