On the classical music scene, Tinkham led CYSO to open FESTA MUTI! in 2010 for a record 20,000 crowd in Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion for Maestro Riccardo Muti's inaugural concert as the new Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

 Allen Tinkham conducting CYSO's Symphony Orchestra at the Grant Park Music Festival in 2014.  ©  Ed Spinelli Photography

Allen Tinkham conducting CYSO's Symphony Orchestra at the Grant Park Music Festival in 2014. © Ed Spinelli Photography

 

 Allen rehearsing the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2015 for the CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL.  © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Allen rehearsing the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2015 for the CHICAGO YOUTH IN MUSIC FESTIVAL. © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Tinkham has also collaborated
with the Chicago Sinfonietta,
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 
Chicago Children's Choir,
Roosevelt University's
Conservatory Chorus  
and the Salt Creek Ballet.

 

Off stage,
Tinkham co-chaired the
CHILL Wine & Culinary Event
for four years introducing
CYSO to over 2,500
Chicagoans each year.

 Allen with James Beard award winning chef Paul Kahan of One Off Hospitality in 2011 for the LUXEHOME CHILL Wine & Culinary Event benefiting CYSO.

Allen with James Beard award winning chef Paul Kahan of One Off Hospitality in 2011 for the LUXEHOME CHILL Wine & Culinary Event benefiting CYSO.