|"Ode to Joy" in Symphony Center, Chicago, last weekend.|
|Performing Beethoven's 9th|
The concerts were presented by the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and guest choirs, more than three hundred musicians in all, culminating in a final performance at Orchestra Hall / Symphony Center (home of the Chicago Symphony) last Saturday evening.
|Beethoven Curtain Call|
|Katz with composer Christopher Lowry.|
|Thanking him for "Celebration Overture"|
Katz has been music director of the Chicago Bar Association Symphony since its founding thirty-three years ago. The CBASO is the midwest's unique ensemble of attorneys, judges and law students.
"We must seek to create more opportunities for TAP laureates nationwide, not just with the CBASO," Katz commented. "We're working on some initiatives to do just that as The American Prize's tenth anniversary approaches in 2020-21."