The DuPage Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization that was founded in 1954 with forty-five volunteer musicians. Russell Harvey, co-founder of the orchestra, led as Music Director for 31 years and Maestra Barbara Schubert joined in 1986.
Under her dynamic leadership, the DSO has grown to more than 100 highly talented volunteer musicians. In 2013, the DSO was named Community Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.
We continue to recruit musicians with unparalleled skill and dedication, thereby strengthening the ensemble’s performance capabilities with an expanding repertoire, which in turn increases the musical knowledge of our audiences.
Our subscription and family concerts are performed at Wentz Concert Hall, the premier performance destination in Chicago’s western suburbs, on the campus of North Central College (located in the heart of downtown Naperville).
Mission: Provide inspiration and cultural enrichment through musical excellence, educational programs, and community outreach.