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The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) presents its 27th annual Corporate Night benefit concert on Monday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. featuring Broadway star and leading lady of television and film, Kristin Chenoweth with Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) led by acclaimed Broadway musical director and conductor Mary Mitchell Campbell. The evening features Chenoweth singing renditions of timeless favorites from the Broadway catalog and classic Hollywood films. Corporate Night 2016 is chaired this year by CSOA Trustee Thomas F. O’Toole, Chief Marketing Officer at United Airlines. The Corporate Night event chair for the League of the CSOA is Barbara Zutovsky.

A Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning artist, Chenoweth’s career effortlessly spans film, television, stage and concert appearances. Notable Broadway credits include originating the role of Glinda in Wicked, which earned her a Tony® Award nomination and a Tony® Award winning portrayal of Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Recent Broadway credits include her widely acclaimed portrayal of glamorous film star, Lily Garland, in Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century. Screen credits include her Emmy® Award-winning role in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, and the Emmy® nominated role of quirky ex-songstress, April Rhodes on Fox’s hit comedy Glee. Chenoweth’s noteworthy concert appearances include those at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Sydney Opera House, Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo and a solo concert at Sam Mendes’ Donmar Warehouse, as part of the “Divas at Donmar” series.

The League of the CSOA’s 27th annual Corporate Night brings together business leaders from across the Chicago area to support CSO’s artistic, educational and community programs. Popular artists joining members of the CSO on stage for previous Corporate Night concerts include George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Feinstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Audra McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Dianne Reeves, Doc Severinsen, Sting, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Nancy Wilson.

Concert-only tickets are available to the public ($65 to $199); concertgoers can also purchase tickets for a special preconcert dinner and concert package, which are $250 each. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 14, and are available in person at Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave., by calling the Symphony Center Box Office at 312-294-3000 or online at

Corporations and other organizations can participate as sponsors or purchase tables for the evening, which includes an exclusive pre-concert dinner and prime seats for the special concert with Kristin Chenoweth. Sponsorships start at $25,000 and table packages range from $3,000 to $16,000. Notable corporate supporters of the event to date are Bank of America, United Airlines, ITW, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Exelon, Northern Trust, Ernst & Young LLP, PNC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Crain’s Chicago Business. For more information on the benefits of sponsorship, please call the CSO’s corporate development department at 312-294-3120.

Tickets for all CSOA-presented concerts can be purchased by phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000; online at, or at the Symphony Center box office: 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604. For group rates, please call 312-294-3040.

Artists, programs and prices are subject to change. 

Symphony Center Presents Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Corporate Night Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Kristin Chenoweth, vocals

Mary Mitchell Campbell, conductor

Tickets: $65-$199

Preconcert dinner and concert package tickets: $250

Kristin Chenoweth 

Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage.

Chenoweth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University. She was also presented with Honorary Doctorate degrees from both the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and her alma mater, Oklahoma City University. Kristin is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

An Emmy® Award-winning television actress she has appeared on “West Wing” (where she starred as Annabeth Schott), “Pushing Daisies”, and “Glee.” She has also acted in and provided voiceover work for several feature films. But Chenoweth is perhaps best known by Broadway lovers everywhere her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a Tony® Award Nomination, and her Tony®-winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which she stole the show and many hearts in the process.

Chenoweth has performed solo concerts throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and has collaborated with renowned symphonies, including – The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.

In May 2014, she returned to the famed Carnegie Hall; her first solo-concert at Carnegie Hall was in 2004. On stage, she performed songs from her album, Some Lessons Learned, as well as some of her most memorable songs from Broadway’s Wicked, Promises Promises, and TV’s “Glee.” She performed “An Evening With…” show at London’s highly prestigious concert hall the Royal Albert Hall, in which she received a record-breaking standing ovation. She was featured in the Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem, a concert special honoring the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, in Baltimore, Maryland. The event was televised live on PBS as part of the network’s Great Performances series.

Chenoweth hosted the PBS Arts Fall Festival, which featured classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and theatre performances. The festival included her own concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, where she performed a career-spanning concert in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The concert was released as a live CD and DVD, and aired as a PBS television special Thanksgiving weekend 2014.

In addition to her starring roles on stage and screen, in 2009, Kristin also wrote an uplifting, candid and comedic chronicle of her life so far, in, A Little Bit Wicked, which was released by Simon & Schuster, and debuted on The New York Times Hardcover, Bestseller List.

Chenoweth wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her love of theater, which was the catalyst for her charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BA PAC) Foundation in her hometown in Oklahoma. The Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the BA PAC, renamed in 2012 to celebrate its biggest advocate, supporter and celebrated role model to aspiring hometown performers, welcomes internationally acclaimed concert artists and Broadway productions, provides educational outreach and master classes with touring artists, after-school and summer arts institutes, scholarship programs, community enrichment and opportunities for students to travel and perform on a national level.

Chenoweth is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need, such as: the Kristin Chenoweth Art & Education Fund, The Red Cross, Broadway Cares EFA, The Point Foundation, ASTEP, breast cancer awareness, adoption advocacy and organizations supporting animal welfare. Chenoweth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University. She was also presented with Honorary Doctorate degrees from both the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and her alma mater, Oklahoma City University. Kristin is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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