Founded in 1947, The Chicago City Wide Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer community orchestra
comprised of students and amateur, semi-professional and retired musicians of all ages from Chicago and the
surrounding metropolitan area. The orchestra performs concerts that are free and open to the public.
The orchestra encourages interested musicians to join us. There is no audition necessary.
You should be comfortable playing our classical and light classical repertoire and have your own
instrument (the orchestra maintains a limited number of string bass and percussion instruments for
use by players). Seating is at the discretion of the Music Director.
The Chicago City Wide Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 70th Season