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.  


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FRESH FEST! Beethoven Lives Upstairs

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, join The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Classical Kids for an enchanting presentation of Beethoven Lives Upstairs. After a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall's Zenkel Hall with Thomas Nickell just a few weeks ago, here's a wonderful opportunity to introduce the young people in your life to the fun of classical music! Best of all, you don't even need a ticket!

Classical Kids' Paul Pement tells us this about the program -- "The concert uses two actors who tell the story of the composer’s life. The orchestra sets the story to the music. It’s a great way to expose kids and adults to the lives and musical masterpieces of the great classical music composers."

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00 PM  7:50 PM
Navy Pier: Lake Stage at Polk Bros. Park
600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States

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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.  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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