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Support Maestro Muti! Join the Medici Guild!

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During the Italian Renaissance, patronage of the musical arts was a point of pride for countless aristocratic families.

As Italian Americans in the Windy City, we have a proud legacy to uphold, and there is no worthier recipient of our patronage than Maestro Riccardo Muti.

As Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, he has burnished our reputation abroad while unselfishly sharing his considerable talents at home.

To thank him for those inestimable contributions, Fra Noi is proud to rally financial support for our beloved maestro through the creation of the Medici Guild.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000 a year, which will earn the guild a listing in the CSO’s program book that’s distributed at concerts throughout the year.

The minimum donation is $100, with Fra Noi Editor Paul Basile making the first contribution.

Make your tax-deductible donation of $100 or more payable to the “CSO Annual Fund” and mail it Fra Noi, 3800 Division St., Stone Park, IL 60165.

Donations will be presented to the CSO in the name of the Medici Guild, with a total amount of $1,000 or more earning a listing under the guild’s name in the program book. In addition, the CSO will acknowledge each donation individually.

To make it into next season’s program book we must act NOW! Please mail your donation no later than Aug. 21 and email Paul at basilepaulm@gmail.com ASAP that the check is on its way.

We look forward to welcoming you into the guild!

To read Paul’s recent column about the creation of the guild, click here.

About Fra Noi

Fra Noi produces a magazine and website that serve the Chicago-area Italian-American community. Our magazine offers our readers a monthly feast of news and views, culture and entertainment that keeps our diverse and widely scattered readers in touch with each other and their heritage. Our website offers a dizzying array of information drawn from every corner of the local community.

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