Introducing The Next Generation

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Creating extraordinary musical experiences
Engaging and nurturing young musicians


Our Story

Discover Symphony features 70-plus professional musicians and renowned soloists and brings the transformative power of music to diverse audiences. Led by Music Director Victor Muenzer, Discover is the genesis of the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. Now, after 25 years of playing professional symphonic music in venues in Park Ridge, its next generation Discover Symphony will expand the reach of the Chicago area’s finest instrumentalists and renowned guest soloists to Northeastern Illinois University. Our mission is to engage and nurture young musicians through school partnership programs, mentoring and scholarships and to create extraordinary musical experiences that transport listeners from the best of the past to the edge of the future.


Our Events

North American Premiere
Roustom’s Adrift On the Wine-Dark Sea
With Kinan Azmeh, clarinet soloist

”Planet Earth”
A tribute to our shared experience as humans on this earth

October 25th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Hall, Building E
3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

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Symphonic Opera
Mahler’s Song of the Earth
With soloists Elizabeth Bishop & Adam Diegal

“Song of the Earth”
A musical contemplation of the transience of life set against nature’s eternal self-renewal

February 28th, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Hall, Building E
3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

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