Monday (5/13) on the Chicago Sun-Times blog The Daily Sizzle, Laura Emerick reports, “For this year’s annual Corporate Night benefit May 20, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be ‘young,’ as R&B singer Janelle Monae replaces Aretha Franklin as the concert’s headliner. CSO reps announced Monday that Franklin had to cancel because of upcoming medical treatment. The Grammy-nominated Monae, best known for performing with the pop band fun. on the mega-hit ‘We Are Young,’ will reprise a program that she will perform May 16 with the San Francisco Symphony. Now in its 24th year, the CSO’s Corporate Night salutes Chicago’s business community with a one-night-only performance that pairs CSO musicians with hitmakers from the pop, jazz and R&B/soul fields. Proceeds benefit the CSO’s general operations, along with music education and community engagement programs.”

Posted May 14, 2013