Philharmonic Orchestra

Philharmonic Orchestra, a full orchestra led by Associate Conductor Terrance Malone Gray, is comprised of talented student musicians from the Chicago area providing an advanced orchestral experience featuring exclusive training opportunities including sectionals and coachings with professional Chicago musicians, a concerto competition, and multiple performance opportunities in some of the area’s most renowned venues including the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, the Studebaker Theater, and Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall. Philharmonic Orchestra students have the opportunity to perform advanced orchestral repertoire and new works by contemporary composers.

In addition to its regular season concerts, the Philharmonic Orchestra performs two education concerts CPS elementary school students in a collaboration with Foundations of Music and does a reading session of student works by participants in CYSO’s Composition Seminar.

Philharmonic Orchestra rehearses weekly on Sundays from 12:00 – 2:30 pm.