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.  

Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago 2019 Audition Announcement

The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago will be accepting audition submissions through February 1, 2019. Read More


Classical Giving

Since we began our series INSIDE OSC a few weeks ago, the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago has been looking at some of the ways that classical music brings richness to people's lives.

We began with a description of the idea that OSC calls "Music for All", in order to better share the vision that guides all of our efforts. Since this is the basis for what we do, we have also made it the foundation of our Giving Tuesday campaign, which we have named "Classical Giving". If you would like to help us share our vision of Music for All in 2019, your donation will make it possible for us to bring Music for All to more listeners, more students, more young people, and more music lovers throughout the year.


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.

Find out more about Mina here

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.