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CEO Unplugged - A Personal Look at the Leader: ESO's Maestro Andrew Grams

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Name: CEO Unplugged - A Personal Look at the Leader: ESO's Maestro Andrew Grams
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Find out how Andrew Grams, Music Director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra defines his leadership style at our next CEO Unplugged, sponsored by the Grand Victoria Casino. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, September 13, at the Grand Victoria Casino pavilion, 250 South Grove in the Fox River Room on the second floor, at 11:30 a.m. for registration with buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Questions and networking to follow. Tickets are $20 in advance for Chamber members and $30 for future members. Tickets will be $35 at the door.

Your business connections start here with the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. This CEO Unplugged luncheon gives you the opportunity to learn what made this CEO successful and adapt his leadership tips into your own business. Our format will include an informal interview with this leader ranging from risks he has taken to what keeps him up at night, and more. We'll then ask a quick fire-round of questions and you'll even have a chance to ask your questions!  You will walk away with tidbits of advice from Maestro Grams you can implement in your own business right away.

As one of America’s most promising and talented young conductors, Andrew Grams has already appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C., and others in the United States. Internationally, he has conducted the Montreal Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Melbourne Symphony, the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague, the Hamburg Symphony, and the Malmo Symphony to name a few.
Maestro Grams was a protégé of Franz Welser-Moest and served as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra from 2004 to 2007.

A Maryland native raised in Severn, Andrew Grams began conducting at the age of 17, when he directed the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. In 1999, he received a bachelor of music degree in violin performance from the Juilliard School and in 2003 he received a conducting degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Otto-Werner Mueller.

Also, an accomplished violinist, Mr. Grams was a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center from 1998 to 2004, serving as acting associate principal second violin in 2002 and 2004. In addition, he has performed with ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the New Jersey Symphony.

Andrew Grams was selected as the new Music Director for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in June 2013 after a two-year, international search. In March 2015, Andrew Grams was named Conductor of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
Grand Victoria Casino
250 S. Grove Avenue
Fox River Room, 2nd Floor Pavilion
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, September 13
11:30 a.m. Networking
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:20 p.m. Program
Contact Information:
Carol Gieske
$20 - members
$25 - non-members
$35 - at the door
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