The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was founded in 1954 with forty-five volunteer musicians. Russell Harvey, co-founder of the orchestra, led as Music Director for 31 years and current Maestra, Barbara Schubert, joined in 1986.
Under Schubert’s dynamic leadership, the DSO has grown to more than 100 highly talented volunteer musicians and in 2013, the DSO was named Community Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
The DSO’s subscription and family concerts are performed at Wentz Concert Hall, located on the campus of North Central College (in the heart of downtown Naperville).
The orchestra’s mission is to provide inspiration and cultural enrichment through musical excellence, educational programs, and community outreach. To this end, they offer a variety of programs including Tiny Great Performances, Open Dress Rehearsals and the Instrument Petting Zoo. Middle/high school students have the opportunity to play with the orchestra throughout the season and student internships are offered.
For more information about the DSO or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.dupagesymphony.org/
Julie Jancius, Development Director
Bonnie Wheaton, Musician – Cello