A retired professional from the travel industry, Uta Staley supports numerous museums in Chicago. A patron of the arts and a lover of classical music, Uta Staley is a supporting member of the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In January 2017, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will begin its 33rd European tour, which also marks the CSO’s 60th international tour. Led by conductor Riccardo Muti, the CSO has scheduled a total of 11 performances in Paris, France; Aalborg, Denmark; Milan, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Hamburg, Baden-Baden, and Frankfurt, Germany.
The program for the European tour will feature works by multiple composers, including Paul Hindemith’s Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass and Edward Elgar’s In the South (Alassio). The CSO also will perform Catalani’s Contemplazione and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, as well as Modest Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain and Pictures from an Exhibition, which was arranged by Maurice Ravel.
Uta Staley, a native of Germany and a long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois, devotes much of her time to supporting the arts in her adopted city.