The Negaunee Music Institute is committed to developing and nurturing partnerships in communities throughout the city of Chicago in order to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to actively participate in the life of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


    Children and families from community-based organizations learn about music in their communities and at Symphony Center.

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    Since 1997, members of the Civic Orchestra have partnered with schools and community venues in diverse Chicago neighborhoods to offer free chamber music performances and musical experiences for people all over the city.

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  • Underserved Youth

    Launched by Riccardo Muti during his inaugural season as CSO music director, the CSO’s projects for Underserved and Incarcerated Youth engage dozens of young people annually who are in the care of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Cook County, or the Department of Children and Family Services.

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