The Chicago Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our corporate partners.

John M. Pratt, Chairman, Global Industrials Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Corporate Sponsor  

Bank of America is proud to continue its long-standing support of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Our partnership not only delivers artistic quality, but also helps to create meaningful connections with a diverse audience base in Chicago and around the world.

Mark Larson, Partner U.S. and Global Sector Leader, KPMG LLP


KPMG is proud to partner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – a musical institution that exemplifies Chicago’s cultural contributions both locally and abroad. We are proud that our support helps to make the CSO more accessible to youth and families, both residents and visitors alike, who wish to appreciate the contributions that the CSO makes to our community.



E. Scott Santi, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ITW


As a longtime supporter of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, ITW is proud to partner with an organization whose outstanding reputation is well deserved both locally and around the world. The CSO’s past, present, and future will continue to play a critical role in ensuring that Chicago remains a thriving and important cultural center.


Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust


For more than half a century, Northern Trust has enthusiastically supported the highly acclaimed CSO. We are dedicated to sharing the arts with all of Chicago’s citizens and ensuring that people around the world can enjoy the CSO’s extraordinary tradition of musical excellence.


Christ M. Crane, President and CEO, Exelon Corporation


At Exelon, we believe that creativity inspires us all. We are proud to serve as sponsor of the SCP Jazz Series. Exelon has a strong tradition of committing our energy and resources to the communities we serve.  Through our corporate citizenship program, Exelon creates collaborations with community-based nonprofits to deliver cutting-edge ideas that achieve meaningful and measurable change for the better.


Jay Henderson, Vice Chairman, Client Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


PwC is proud to support the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a vital and world-class artistic institution that has enhanced Chicago’s cultural community since 1891. The CSO’s long-standing tradition of excellence is legendary, and we applaud its efforts during another exciting season.


Richard C. Godfrey, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis LLP


Kirkland & Ellis LLP is proud to continue its long-standing support of the CSO and applauds the Orchestra's commitment to the community. We extend our sincere wishes for another successful season to this timeless Chicago institution.


William Adams IV, Co-President, Nuveen Investments


Nuveen Investments is proud to support the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Rich in tradition and innovative in vision, the CSO brings musical excellence to our city and our world—and represents an investment in arts and culture that truly enriches us all.


Charles W. Douglas, Partner, The Management Committee, Sidley Austin LLP


From one Chicago tradition to another, Sidley Austin LLP congratulates the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a successful 2016/17 season. We are proud to support an organization that has contributed so much to the rich heritage of our city. May the music continue to transform and inspire us all.


Miles D. White, Chairman and CEO, Abbott


Abbott and Abbott Fund congratulate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on its continued role as one of the world’s best orchestras and one of the highlights of our city. We are proud of our long partnership and are delighted to continue to help bring the CSO’s inspirational music to the world.


Steve Shebik, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Allstate Insurance Company


Allstate applauds the CSO for its commitment to community and educational programs that enrich our hometown of Chicago. We are a proud supporter of The Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO, as we believe that good starts young.


Terrence J. Truax, Managing Partner Jenner & Block LLP


Jenner & Block is proud to share with the CSO a passion for creativity, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence.  As the CSO celebrates its 125th season, we look forward to the unfolding artistry and excitement that the CSO is poised to bring to Chicago, other communities throughout the United States, and the rest of the globe.  We are pleased be a supporter in this important mission.


Rick Fezell, EY Americas Vice Chair – AccountsErnst & Young LLP  


Our sponsorship of the CSO is just one example of our efforts to build a stronger Chicago. We are especially focused on mentoring students and increasing their access to higher education. We're proud to be affiliated with the CSO and applaud its programs that benefit schoolchildren, teachers and young musicians. By supporting the CSO, we enrich our community by ensuring that great music is available to everyone.


Kristen C. Rossi, Co-Head Midwest Investment Banking, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley


Morgan Stanley is proud to continue its long-standing support of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a world-class institution. Morgan Stanley supports cultural institutions and events that enrich the lives of communities locally and around the world. Wherever our people, and our clients, live and work, we seek partners and opportunities that reflect our standards of excellence. We are honored to partner with CSO, a truly outstanding organization.


Gregory C. Case, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aon


Aon applauds the CSO and takes great pride in the long-standing partnerships we hold with the communities in which our clients and colleagues live and work. Aon is excited to support the CSO’s 2016/17 season and the Orchestra’s efforts to provide a broad diversity of musical programs to the Chicagoland area and around the world.


Scott C. Swanson, President, PNC Bank Illinois


At PNC, we recognize the importance of the arts in contributing to a dynamic, vibrant and successful community. We applaud the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s achievements as a cornerstone of our local arts community and look forward to another exciting year of world-class performances.


Paul W. Theiss, Chairman, Mayer Brown


Mayer Brown is pleased to support the continued excellence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra’s outstanding performance, education, and touring programs improve the quality of life for Chicagoans and music lovers worldwide. We are very proud of our partnership with such a world-class cultural treasure.


W. Robert Reum, Chairman, President and CEO, Amsted Industries


Amsted Industries is proud to continue its support of the world class Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The CSO brings artistic excellence to Chicago’s citizens and communities, as well as to citizens around the world, that enriches lives and provides inspiration.  The CSO is a partner that exhibits the same standard of excellence as Amsted and its 17,000 colleagues around the world.


Brian W. Duwe, Managing Partner, Chicago, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates


Skadden is proud to partner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in its efforts to spread the gift of music throughout our community and beyond. The CSO’s commitments to excellence, innovation, collaboration, diversity and education speak to many of our own core values at Skadden and we are delighted to help support this world-renowned Chicago institution.