Better Makers: Kristin Chenoweth Dazzles During CSO’s 2016 Corporate Night

On June 20, the League for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s annual fundraiser raised over $825,000 for the league’s creative and educational programming. In total, the CSO hopes to receive $5.5 million in corporate donations in 2016.

Television, film and Broadway-star Kristin Chenoweth joined the CSO as this year’s special guest with conductor Mary-Mitchell Campbell and sang songs from “Wicked,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “My Fair Lady.”

Attendees included 150 Chicagoland music teachers and students, and corporate guests who represented CSO’s corporate partners. League Trustee Thomas F. O’Toole chaired the 2016 Corporate Night, and Barbara Zutovksy served as event chair.

Corporate supporters included Bank of America, Amsted Industries, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, The Boston Consulting Group, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Ernst & Young LLP, Exelon, ITW, Jenner & Block LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, KPMG LLP, Northern Trust, PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and United Airlines.

Kristin Chenoweth and surprise duet partner Brittany Smithson of Deerfield. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
Kristin Chenoweth and surprise duet partner Brittany Smithson of Deerfield. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
Kristin Chenoweth and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Corporate Night 2016. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
Kristin Chenoweth and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Corporate Night 2016. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
CSOA President Jeff Alexander welcomes corporate night guests. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
CSOA President Jeff Alexander welcomes corporate night guests. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
Corporate Night Chairman and CSOA Trustee Thomas F. O'Toole, Kristin Chenoweth, Corporate Night Event Chairwoman for the League of the CSOA Barbara Zutovsky and CSOA President Jeff Alexander. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
Corporate Night Chairman and CSOA Trustee Thomas F. O’Toole, Kristin Chenoweth, Corporate Night Event Chairwoman for the League of the CSOA Barbara Zutovsky and CSOA President Jeff Alexander. (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
CSOA Trustee Jay L. Henderson and his wife Cindy, of Northfield, with Patty and John Oleniczak of Wheaton. (Photo by Dan Rest)
CSOA Trustee Jay L. Henderson and his wife Cindy, of Northfield, with Patty and John Oleniczak of Wheaton. (Photo by Dan Rest)
Make It Better's Francia Harrington with her husband Vern Brodes with John and Stephanie Greisch. (Photo by Dan Rest)
Make It Better’s Francia Harrington with her husband Vern Brodes with John and Stephanie Greisch. (Photo by Dan Rest)
CSOA Trustee E. Scott Santi and his wife Nancy, both of Glenview. (Photo by Dan Rest)
CSOA Trustee E. Scott Santi and his wife Nancy, both of Glenview. (Photo by Dan Rest)
Corporate Night Committee Member Bill Sharp and his wife Guyneth, both of Wilmette. (Photo by Dan Rest)
Corporate Night Committee Member Bill Sharp and his wife Guyneth, both of Wilmette. (Photo by Dan Rest)
CSOA Governing Member Nicholas Wallace and his wife Jessica Wallace, both of Wilmette. (Photo by Dan Rest)
CSOA Governing Member Nicholas Wallace and his wife Jessica Wallace, both of Wilmette. (Photo by Dan Rest)

 


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