Chicago Symphony exploring notion of additional summer venue

Posted on: September 24, 2014

“The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a privately owned site in Naperville as a location for a permanent outdoor concert venue,” writes Robert Sanchez in Tuesday’s (9/23) Daily Herald (DuPage County, Illinois). “During his State of the County address Monday, [DuPage County Board Chairman Dan] Cronin was asked … what the county is doing to promote job growth. Part of his response was to mention the CSO’s interest in building a venue in Naperville, where it could perform summer concerts.… If the CSO builds an outdoor concert venue in DuPage, Cronin said it would create jobs and trigger economic growth…. On Monday afternoon, Kevin Giglinto, vice president for strategy and special initiatives at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, issued a statement saying the association has been exploring ‘the idea of having a more regular and perhaps expanded presence in DuPage County…. However, this process of exploration is still very much in its early stages.’… The CSO performs in downtown Chicago at Symphony Center along Michigan Avenue. It also conducts a regular summer season at Ravinia in Highland Park. Representatives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association have said that won’t change if a DuPage location is found.”

Posted September 24, 2014