WHEREAS, City Wide Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Chung Yoon Park, celebrates its 68th season this year; and

WHEREAS, this esteemed body has been informed of this milestone by the Honorable John Arena, Alderman of the 45′” Ward; and

WHEREAS, under the leadership of Chung Yoon Park since 1992, Maestro Park has brought his musical brilliance and commitment to mentorship to City Wide Symphony Orchestra, lending his global experience with the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony, KBS Chamber Orchestra, Seoul National Opera Company, and experience studying and conducting in Europe; and

WHEREAS, not just a leader in his capacity for music, but a mentor and friend to many of all ages who participate in the orchestra, Maestro Park’s enthusiasm and commitment to music performance has inspired many future musicians; and

WHEREAS, committed to making musical performance and education accessible to many, City Wide Orchestra is open to all regardless of previous training, providing a diverse and all-inclusive range of musicians contributing to this accomplished orchestra; and

WHEREAS, the City Wide Orchestra, in its 68th year, has called the Jefferson Memorial Park Field House home since 1953, and has been invited to perform across the city, sharing the gifts of these talented musicians with music lovers around Chicago; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this tenth day of December, 2014, do hereby congratulate City Wide Symphony Orchestra on its 68th season, and extend our wishes for continued success.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to City Wide Symphony Orchestra and Chung Yoon Park.

City of Chicago – 12/10/2014 – R2014-953

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