Philippe Gelinas Ticket Fund


What: Yuja Wang Piano Recital

When: February 16, 2020, 3:00 PM

Where: Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

Fee: Free for 2 students per CAMTA Teacher, $25 per additional ticket

Registration Deadline: January 10, 2020

You, the teacher, ask two students if they would like to go to the concert and they need to commit to go. The age limit is eight years old through high school. Then you send the application to Terry Tennes with a SASE, (self-addressed stamped envelope).  The application is below and on the web site, You will receive two free tickets for your students.  You may ask for any amount of tickets above the two free tickets which are available at a special discounted rate of $25 for each ticket. Those tickets will also be sent to you.

Phil enjoyed the piano series whether hearing a famous or almost famous performer.  As the founder of CAMTA’s program to obtain discounted tickets for the piano series, Phil believed that the future of concerts depends on youthful attendance now.

Phil had a special ability to teach a very wide variety of students.  You may choose a student because he or she has never been to a concert, has worked especially hard, is interested in majoring in music, or for any reason you think is worthy.

The fund was begun in his honor as he was president of CAMTA for many years and built our membership with his curiosity for learning about music and people.  He was one of the first to get an Apple IIe computer and took it with him when teaching in students’ homes.  He would call and discuss what was on his mind such as should he call a chord a C6 or am7.  Phil died while waiting for his next student.  His encouragement and acceptance of new ideas made him an ideal leader.

Yuja Wang is the artist chosen performing Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:00 pm, at Symphony Center. “Wang’s combination of technical ease and sheer power has always been remarkable…but there is an ever-greater depth to her musicianship, drawing you into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy (The Financial Times).

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 10. 
Please send the application form, a SASE, and one check made payable to CAMTA for any extra tickets requested to:
Terry Tennes, 508 Madison St., Apt 1S, Oak Park, IL 60302-4426
Application Form (print and mail):



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