The programs for the benefit concert await the patrons who have come to support the Chicago Symphony Musicians' efforts on behalf of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The patrons for the benefit concert, including the notorious "pig man", arrive for the beginning of the concert.
Retired Chicago Symphony Orchestra stagehand Pat Reynolds was one of the hundreds of people who donated their services for this wonderful event.
Principal violist Charles Pikler in a lighthearted conversation with violinist Simon Michal before the benefit concert. In the background, Scott Hostetler exams his English Horn.
Maestro Riccardo Muti stands with Kate Maehr, Executive Director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Stephen Lester, Chairman of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Members Committee.
Stephen Lester of the Chicago Symphony Musicians and Kate Maehr, Executive Director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, welcome the audience to the benefit concert.
The Chicago Symphony Musicians cello and viola sections in deep concentration during the William Tell Overture.
Principal Clarinetist Stephen Williamson performs the Mozart Clarinet Concerto during the benefit concert.
A very happy Stephen Williamson and Riccardo Muti share their congratulations after the rousing performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.
Violist Catherine Brubaker relaxes during the intermission of the concert.
Concertmaster Robert Chen tunes the Orchestra before the performance of the Beethoven Fifth Symphony.
The horn section during the Beethoven Fifth Symphony.
Riccardo Muti shows the concentration and intensity of his entire being that he is so famous for during the benefit concert.
The violin sections hard at work during the benefit concert.
The audience erupts in cheers at the end of the Beethoven Fifth Symphony.
Following the performance several of the musicians, members of the Food Depository and guests join Maestro Muti for a toast to a wonderful evening.