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Puerto Rico Symphony Holds First US Show in 20 years in Chicago

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Experience Internationally Renowned Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra on August 6, 2022


CHICAGO, Illinois -- The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture today announced a once-in-a-lifetime concert event featuring the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, to be held August 6, 2022 at Chicago’s Symphony Center. The performance, “Sonidos de Mi Isla (Sounds of My Island),” marks the 68-member Orchestra’s first-ever visit to Chicago, the first performance in the continental United States since 2004, and their first performance outside of Puerto Rico since 2005.

“As the only national museum dedicated to sharing the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people, we are proud to host the Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra for their first performance stateside in 20 years,” said Billy Ocasio, CEO of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. “It’s been said that the orchestra is humanity’s greatest artistic achievement, and we celebrate that achievement with this historic performance.”

Twice nominated for a Latin GRAMMY®, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra has for the past 66 years featured musicians of the highest caliber from around the world, positioning it as the most important symphonic influence in Central America and the Caribbean. In 2003, the orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall and in 2004 they performed at the Kennedy Center; their last performance outside of Puerto Rico was in Spain in 2005.

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture hosts a special performance of the Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra one night only at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Chicago’s Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue. The performance runs approximately 150 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets are $50 - $150, with student tickets priced at $25. Tickets are on sale now at www.cso.org.

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