Free rehearsal by Conductor Muti at Catalyst on 11/10/19

You are invited to a free rehearsal led by Riccardo Muti, the Conductor of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at Catalyst Circle Rock! Conductor Muti will be directing the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest as they perform selections of Romeo and Juliet at CCR’s Kehrein Center for the Arts on November 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Ed Siderewicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Catalyst Maria partnership with Urban Alliance

Through Catalyst Maria’s partnership with Urban Alliance, two CMHS seniors were recently hired for yearlong internships! Seniors Jaquia and Jemarie are participants in the Urban Alliance Work Study Program, which provides high school seniors with an intensive, year-long experience combining paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support.  Jaquia will be working at the Goodman Theater and Jemarie will be working at Chicago Urban League- congratulations to both scholars and many thanks to Mrs. Comiskey, the Post-Secondary team, and the entire CMHS community for their efforts on this incredible partnership!

Catalyst Schools OPEN October 31, 2019

Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria are OPEN to scholars, families, staff and partners for normal school and business hours October 31, 2019 and moving forward.

Open House Chicago at Catalyst Circle Rock

Catalyst Circle Rock will again be one of the sites for Open House Chicago this weekend!  The Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago.  You can explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s neighborhoods for free, with one of the sites being the Kehrein Center for the Arts at CCR! Find out more through the linked image below:

Open House Chicago 2019

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