New Chicago Chamber Orchestra

Great Tradition. Great Music. New Future. Free Admission.

(312) 560-2094

Drawing on over 60 years of tradition as the second oldest professional orchestra in America’s Second City, the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra brings great music to people of Illinois and music lovers around the world. In addition to regular admission-free concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, for radio and television broadcasts and on commercial recordings. 


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Edward Benyas
Professor of Oboe and Conducting

Music Director, Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Chicago Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director, Southern Illinois Music Festival (www.SIFest.com)

School of Music, Mail Code 4302
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4302

(312) 560-2094
Fax: (618) 453-5808
benyas@siu.edu