Monday, January 7, 2013

Dine at the historic Glessner House

The Glessners and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy an elegant dinner in the historic dining room of Glessner House on January 16, 2013, followed by a presentation on John and Frances Glessner and their extraordinary support of the Orchestra and its first two conductors, Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock. Among those attending the dinner are a great-granddaughter of Frederick Stock, and several descendants of Harry Weisbach, concertmaster of the Orchestra from 1912 to 1921.

Miniature model crafted by Frances Glessner Lee

Following the program, attendees will have the opportunity to view a miniature model of the Orchestra crafted by the Glessners’ daughter Frances Glessner Lee and presented to her mother as a birthday gift on January 1, 1913. The model is on loan from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rosenthal Archives. Other items from the Archives and the Glessner House Museum collection relating to the Orchestra will also be on display.

Dinner will be served in the dining room at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dinner seating is limited to 30 people.

Tickets are $75.00 per person and include dinner and a reserved seat for the lecture. Tickets for the lecture only are $10.00 per person ($8.00 for members and docents). Call 312.326.1480 to make your reservations today, the event is sure to sell out quickly!

Glessner House is located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop.
Off street parking is available for the evening, information and a parking permit will be sent to attendees.


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    1. It'd January 16, 2013. Sorry that that important fact was missing from the post!? It's been corrected. Check this link for more information.

  2. The dinner is sold out, but reservations are being taken for the lecture and to view the model.


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