WE WERE DELIGHTED to performing for 1,700 audience members at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on July 31! We are looking forward to the time when the facilities that we rent for rehearsals and concerts are once again available to us, so that we can make music for you again soon. In the meantime, we'll continue to share music, and musical thoughts, with you here and through Facebook.

lipari square tight.jpg FROM THE MAESTRO West Suburban Symphony music director Peter Lipari shares perspectives on music and life with you here, including his thoughts about contemporary composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
laura square crop compressed.jpg HEAR OUR MUSIC We're delighted to share with you, here, some of our favorite recordings from our past concerts.

OUR STORIES Our performers have taken many paths to the concert stage, and some are active non-classical musicians as well. Hear their music and read their stories here.

2012-13 martha low for web from renee square.jpg MUSIC APPRECIATION Be moved by the 2020 performance, the 45th annual, of the Chicago-based Do It Yourself Messiah, with many West Suburban Symphony players in the orchestra, here, through January 3. And we've shared a link to an awesome collection of music inspired by winter, here.

MUSIC IN THE WORLD Recordings are now our lifeline to music, as live music remains on hold. We're pleased to share some selected play lists of somber and happy music for pandemic listening, here, along with insights into how music bestows health benefits, including relief from stress.

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS Since the start of our 2019-20 season, we have been fortunate to be supported by 25 private-sector organizations. We encourage you to patronize our business partners during these challenging times - they're listed here.

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Our 2019-20 concert season was partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. We also are grateful to the Agency for its support through an August 2020 emergency COVID-19 recovery grant that was made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts.