Oistrakh symphony of Chicago at Carnegie hall june 2, 2019

Oistrakh symphony of Chicago at Carnegie hall june 2, 2019

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.  

Special Announcement

The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago is honored to announce Ilya Kaler as Artistic Partner starting 2020-2021 season.

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Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago 2019-2020 Season

  • The Mid-30’s Guide to the Orchestra

    Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Composer and musical comedian Robbie Ellis ( Classical WFMT, Second City) joins the Oistrakh Symphony ..more

  • DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers- Winners Concert with the Oistrakh Symphony

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    The winners perform with the Oistrakh Symphony…more

  • DePaul Community Chorus with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    The chorus performs with the Oistrakh Symphony…more

  • From New York to Tokyo

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Kaori Williams performs a collection of Japanese songs and the world premier of an orchestral composition by Thomas Nickell ..more



The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago is the orchestra in residence at the Holtschneider Performance Center, DePaul University School of Music

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.