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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Opening


 Maestro Riccardo Muti, soprano Barbara Frittoli, Kay and James Mabie, Gala chairmen.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra opened its season on September 15 at Symphony Center with the legendary conductor Riccardo Muti and soprano Barbara Frittoli. The concert was followed by a gala black tie dinner dance attended by seven hundred guests at Millennium Park. Over $600,000 was raised for the Chicago Symphony.

Chairing the Gala were Kay and Jim Mabie. Committee members included Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab, Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum, Mitzi and Cyrus Freidheim, Anne and Bill Goldstein, Cathy and William Osborne, Diane and Byron Karzas and Sandy and William Strong.


Mara Mills Barker.


Melissa Lott and Jeffery Baddeley.


Russ and Pamela Strobel with Jeff and Lisa Leiden.


Joan and David Crockett.


James Cuno and Sarah Stewart.


Ann Petersen, Martha Gardner, Joel and Samantha Cohen.

Photos: Dan Rest
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