Civic Orchestra Giving
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago is the training orchestra of the CSO, and the only orchestral training
program affiliated with a major professional orchestra. Participating musicians
are recent college graduates or graduate level music students who are preparing
for careers in music. In addition to intense rehearsal preparation for formal
concerts led by world class conductors, musicians participate in musical
demonstrations and community chamber concerts to develop their skills as
advocates for classical music. All Civic Orchestra activities are offered free
of charge to eliminate financial and geographic barriers that prevent people
from participating in the arts.
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago—an
important part of the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra—is a vital part of Chicago’s musical community. It is an
invaluable asset that helps to keep alive the rich heritage of orchestras all
around the world. However, it takes the financial support of many loyal donors
to make this wonderful program possible.