Meet Our Maestra
Music Director and Conductor
Cited for “her consistently high artistic standards, her energetic podium style, and her innovative programming,” Music Director Barbara Schubert was honored by the Illinois Council of Orchestras as the 2003 Conductor of the Year. Appointed at the beginning of the 1986-87 season as only the second music director in the DSO’s history, Maestra Schubert also serves as Music Director and Conductor of the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New Music Ensemble, and of the Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony. With a performed repertoire of over 2,500 works, she brings a wealth of musical knowledge of and experience to the podium, and continues to lead the DSO with energy, artistry, and imagination.