Exciting, engaging, and transforming diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great music
The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of over 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Britten and beyond. The Society’s orchestra, known simply as the Chicago Philharmonic, has been called “one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras” (Chicago Tribune).
Chicago Philharmonic's unique chamber music ensembles, which perform as the Chi Phil Chamber Players, draw from its vast pool of versatile musicians, performing fun and interesting chamber music concerts at City Winery Chicago in the West Loop. The Chicago Philharmonic currently serves as the official orchestra of the Joffrey Ballet, continues its decades-long association with the Ravinia Festival, and presents symphonic concerts in Chicago’s North Shore region and at the Harris Theater. The Society’s outreach programs connect Chicago-area youth to classical music and provide performance opportunities for members of the community.