Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2018 CYSO Gala! We’re so grateful to our sponsors, host committee, parents, and donors who came out to support CYSO’s mission of inspiring and cultivating personal excellence through music. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make the night possible, and our fantastic student musicians!
It’s tremendously moving to see how deeply and personally our community of supporters care about our mission. Because of you, the 2018 Gala raised more than $425,000 to support our music training, education, and community engagement programs.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Four Seasons Chicago
120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611 | map
On this, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the CYSO Gala celebrates the iconic music of West Side Story. Our signature fundraising event, the gala supports world-class music education for dedicated young musicians from across the Chicago region.
VIP RECEPTION WITH JAMIE BERNSTEIN – SOLD OUT
Join us for a special VIP reception with CYSO Note of Excellence Recipient Jamie Bernstein, broadcaster and eldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein. VIP guests will have the unique opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with Jamie while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and exclusive West Side Story-themed drinks.
The VIP Reception will run concurrently with Gala cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 pm. VIP tickets include access to both the VIP Reception and the Gala. VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT
6 pm | Cocktails, Mini Live Auction and VIP Reception
Music from CYSO’s Preparatory Strings and Steel Orchestras
7 pm | Dinner, Performance, and Live Auction
Music from CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra
Dress to impress! Mambo attire and black tie optional.
Saurab and Anjani Bhargava
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Lourdes Duarte, WGN-TV Anchor
Donna J. and Fred M. Ackerson, II | Julie & David Balfour | Saurab & Anjani Bhargava
Doug & Sharon Carroll | Alison & Brian Donnelly | Lourdes Duarte | Issac & Rachel George | Kevin Heaney | Susan Lape | Yasuko & Patrick Metcalf | Jennifer Myerberg | Alyson & Pat Nash | John & Joyce Schladweiler | Terry & Stephen L. Schwartz | Angelica & William Sturm | Allen Tinkham & Rachel Lang | Nina Vinik & Ross Bricker | Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock | Eric Wanger
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Saurab Bhargava | Ross Bricker | Douglas Carroll | Brian A. Dodson | Alison S. Donnelly
James M. Franklin | Rob Hanlon | Kevin Heaney | Karen Hoag | Yasuko Metcalf | Bryan Miller | Angela O’Banion | Delano O’Banion | David Oppenheim | John Sandwick | Stephen L. Schwartz | Kathy Ticho | Henry E. Turner, Jr. | Brittany L. Viola
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
J. Laurence Costin | Fred Margulies | Jennifer Myerberg | John Schladweiler
A LOOK BACK: THE CYSO 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On February 11, 2017, supporters, alumni, and friends came together to commemorate seven decades of music at the CYSO 70th Anniversary Celebration. Featuring the music of James Bond, it was an evening of glamour and intrigue.