Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago combines the timeless allure of classical music, with dynamic, youthful musicians who offer the highest possible performance standards and innovation in the classical listening experience.  



About the Orchestra

The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago was founded in 2005. The vision of OSC is to offer audiences and musicians exposure to a broad classical repertoire, performed at the highest level.

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Our Music Director

As founder, music director, and conductor of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Mina Zikri is using his considerable talents to forge relationships with artists and musical organizations throughout the world, all in the name of developing new audiences for classical music.

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The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago receives support from foundation and family grants, private individuals, and corporate donors. Your generosity helps us to realize our mission and deliver high-quality musical performances. As we look forward to our 2017 season, we have a goal to raise $25,000 to fund our education and performance programs. We are grateful for any donation you could make towards this goal. Please consider increasing the impact of your donation with an employer-matched donation. Whatever amount you choose, your gift helps to keep our momentum going. We hope that you will partner with us to continue making significant contributions to Chicago’s musical offerings. The OSC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible.

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