Philippe Gelinas Ticket Fund
Celebrating a Life in Music

Co-Chairs: Elaine Smith and Terry Tennes

What: George Li piano recital
When: March 13, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave in Chicago
Fee: Free for 2 students per CAMTA Teacher, $20 per additional ticket
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2022

We are very pleased to announce that CSO is offering amazing seats again at very special rates to groups booking 10 or more tickets to the same concert. CAMTA is interested in joining for a group event at the March 13, 2022, George Li piano recital to honor Philippe Gelinas.

CSO is pleased to extend $20 per person ticket rate to CAMTA for this event. Children attending this event must be 8 or older.

These are the Safe and Sound Protocols:

CAMTA is offering two free tickets to two students of each CAMTA member. Members may order extra tickets for $20. Fill out the following form and send to Terry Tennes by February 1, 2022.

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 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). The application link is below. 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 $20 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.

George Li is the artist chosen performing Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Symphony Center. He will perform Schumann Arabeske, Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, Qigang Chen Instants d’un opera de Pekin, Chopin Twenty-Four Preludes, Op. 28. The CSO web site says: Rising star George Li has rapidly established an international reputation for his brilliant virtuosity. He makes his Symphony Center debut with a program of glittering works by Schumann, Chopin and Qigang Chen.

Li’s performance left no doubt that he combines staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression.
—The Washington Post

Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Please send the application form, a SASE, and one check made payable to CAMTA for any extra tickets requested to:

Click here for the application form (print and mail).