CBA Record July-August 2019

Bravo! CBA Symphony and Chorus Concert By Rosemary Simota Thompson, CBA Record Editorial Board

B eethoven, Schumann, and Saint- Saens would have been delighted! More than 300 lawyer-musicians and friends performed together in a concert filled with joyful melody and song in June. The Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the DePaul Com- munity Chorus, and the Niles Metropoli- tan Chorus combined their talents to make beautiful music for a rapt audience. Schumann Piano Concerto soloist Neil B. Posner was a professional musi- cian prior to law school, and toured with both Andy Williams and Peggy Lee. Now a partner and chair of the Policyholder Insurance Coverage Practice Group at

onstrated the words of a Chicago Sun Times music critic who lauded her as a “violinist of enviable gifts.” While still a teenager, she received a prestigious cer- tificate in violin performance from the Royal College of Music in London, and has performed as a soloist internationally. In other endeavors, Jones graduated cum laude from Harvard, and has worked for the U.S. State Department in Moscow, as a management consultant at McKinsey in New York, and as a lawyer with Ropes and Gray LLP in Boston. She also manages Elite Educational Coaching, which she founded. After the solos, the CBA Symphony

Much Law, Posner captured every nuance of Schumann’s concerto and received a standing ovation. From Benny Goodman to Mozart, John S. Vishneski III is Principal Clarinet of the CBA Symphony Orchestra, the leader of the Barristers Big Band, and a member of the Fair Use Quintet. When not making music, Vishneski is a partner at Reed Smith LLP whose practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation. He excelled in the performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Sara Su Jones’ interpretation of the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 was exquisite, and her performance dem-

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