2017 Annual Gala

We invite you to join our Board of Directors and the COT family for a special celebration to close our 2016/2017 Season following the final performance of Philip Glass' The Perfect American.

The Gala will also celebrate Special Honoree, James Ginsburg, Founder and President of Chicago's nonprofit classical label, Cedille Records. 


Gala dinner guests will have access to a VIP cocktail reception followed by delicious dinner on stage amidst The Perfect American set. The evening will also feature:

  • Performance by Patrice Michaels, soprano and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
  • Exciting silect auction prizes
  • Raising funds for COT's education programs


Event Details

205 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

3:00 PM    Performance of Philip Glass' The Perfect American
5:30 PM    Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM    Dinner on Stage

Tickets are no longer on sale.

Cocktail Attire  

For more information please contact Ashley Magnus at [email protected] or (312) 874-7457

* Tickets to the Gala dinner are sold separately from performance tickets, and guests are not required to attend the opera beforehand. If you would like to attend the Gala and currently hold tickets to the April 22 performance, you may simply arrive for the Gala at 5:30pm. If you would prefer to attend the April 30 3:00pm performance, we are happy to exchange your tickets free of charge.





Julie & Roger Baskes


Queta Bauer, Chair


Lucy & Peter Ascoli

Queta & Ron Bauer

Frances & Henry Fogel

Sue & Paul Freehling

George Jewell

Northern Trust

Laraine & David Spector


Cynthia Clarey

Mary Houston

Laura McCormick

Susan Noel

Dorothy Osborn

Virginia Tobiason


Baker McKenzie

Vivien Gross & Dan Tarlock

Virginia Tobiason




Kathleen Arthur & Stephen Wood

Cedille Records

Allen Heinemann & William Borden

Patricia Kenney & Gregory O'Leary

Vanille Patisserie


Andreas Mitisek,
Stefan Edlis & Gael Neeson Artistic Director

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