March Philanthropy Pick: CSO Night at the Movies

Picture of the Back to the Furture 30th anniversary event with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Overture Council is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. Their second annual Night at the Movies will take place at Symphony Center’s Buntrock Hall on Friday, March 4.


The evening begins with a screening of Back to the Future with the CSO playing the score. The party will start at 10pm, in Buntrock Hall. A DeLorean will greet guests as they walk into the Rotunda. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, and a raffle. The Dogma Group is creating themed cocktails – they will be serving Grand Marnier out of an ice box flux capacitor, and a few other creations in test tubes!


Last year’s Night at the Movies was Godfather themed. There were approximately 75 young professionals in attendance, many of whom wore Godfather inspired cocktail attire. This year’s sales have already exceeded last year’s total attendance number, so this year’s event will be significantly larger. Back to the Future inspired clothes are encouraged! Chicago Costume is offering flat $45 costume rentals, just mention the event to get the discount.


Proceeds from the Overture Council Night at the Movies will benefit the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, one of the nation’s premier training programs for emerging professional musicians.


The Overture Council is comprised of over 100 young professionals aged 25-45 who have a love of music and a desire to support the CSO. Overture Council members receive exclusive access to member social events with CSO musicians and other special opportunities. They support the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by raising funds in support of a Civic musician scholarship. More details on the Overture Council can be found here:


Tickets must be purchased separately for the concert and for the event.

Concert tickets are $80-$205, available here:

Party tickets are $85, available here:



Twitter: @OvertureCouncil #OCNightattheMovies

Instagram: @overturecouncil #OCNightattheMovies

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