Each year since its founding, the West Suburban Symphony Society has proudly provided an opportunity each season for high-school instrumentalists and vocalists to compete to perform a solo work with orchestra.

Cellist Jack Boettcher of Naperville is the winner of the 2016 competition, and will perform Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme at our May 22, 2016, concert, in Hinsdale. Other works on the concert program are Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 and Gershwin's American in Paris. .

Our 2017 solo competition will be announced here in summer 2016.