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CSO Supports Olympics, Discounts Tickets

By Alexander Hough in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 11, 2009 4:20PM

Photo by Alexander Hough
Remember when Bush cut taxes disproportionately for the wealthy, and you were all, "This is exactly what I was afraid was going to happen," and then he sent out those rebate checks, and you were like, "Oh sure, he's just throwing money at us to distract us from all the terrible things he's doing," but then you got your few hundred dollars in the mail, and you went, "Eh, I might as well buy an iPod"? Well, think about that this Sunday when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra shows its support for the "Back the Bid" campaign by having a one-day sale where tickets are just $20.16.

Put aside any personal politics and take advantage of this deal. The tickets, which are available for every regular CSO subscription concert this season, are on the perimeter of the main floor and in the gallery - not the greatest seats in the house, but unless you're a student, this is as cheap as seeing the CSO is going to get. The discounted tickets can be purchased online by using the promotional code "2016." If you're old-fashioned, feel free to call the box office or buy them in person.

Additionally, from today through Sunday, the CSO is giving away mp3s of the Olympic Anthem, the national anthem, and "Stars and Stripes Forever," performed by the CSO and conducted by Sir Georg Solti, which can be download from the CSO's website. You can listen to them on that iPod Bush gave you.