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Lecture: A Time for Reflection - A Message of Peace

  • Glessner House 1800 South Prairie Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

November 11, 2018, marks one hundred years since the Armistice that ended World War I as well as the 146th birthday of Frederick Stock, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during the Great War. CSO archivist Frank Villella will examine how events before, during, and after the Great War affected the Orchestra and its members, along with the greater Chicago community.

Using imagery from the collections of the Rosenthal Archives and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, this presentation accompanies an exhibit in Symphony Center’s first-floor rotunda that will be on display from October 2 through November 18. More information can be found at and CSO Sounds & Stories.

Soldiers celebrate Armistice, United States Signal Corps, 1918.  After the last shots of World War I on November 11, 1918, at 11:00 a.m., men from Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, celebrate by hoisting the U.S. flag.  Courtesy of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

$10 per person / $8 for members

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