Erika R. Knierim

Overture Council President Emeritus - CSO

1/06/2021: The Next Evolution in Arts & Culture

Erika is a passionate fundraiser, attorney, and finance professional who has spent the last ten years dedicated to bringing classical music into the 21st Century. As the immediate past President of the Overture Council, the young professionals organization of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she led a dynamic group of over 150 Chicago YP’s who have a desire to deepen their engagement with the CSO. She developed and produced the OC cornerstone event series Soundpost, a Ted Talk-style event for 250+ attendees. Now in its sixth season, Soundpost explores the future of sound, music, and audio technology by collaborating with an international community of music industry innovators and artists. Currently, Erika is an Investment Advisor at William Blair & Co where she provides customized wealth management strategies for rising executives, entrepreneurs, and female investors.

In its eleventh season, the Overture Council is a dynamic group of Chicago area young professionals aged 21–45 who have a love of music and a desire to learn more about how to support the CSO. With over 150 members and growing, the Overture Council has quickly carved its place amongst young professional groups in Chicago. Overture Council members receive exclusive access to member social events with CSO musicians and other special opportunities. Connect with new friends who share the same interests, by becoming a part of the CSO family.



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