Symphonic music is about joy, passion, exuberance. The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra expresses the wonder of this music magnificently. With your help, we are positioned for an even brighter future. 

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has always been about searching for ways to innovate and to bring the joy of music to ever wider audiences. Innovation and artistic achievement require investment. For more than 50 years, the Orchestra has succeeded in this effort, and the results inform the character of the institution. Sustainable financial health is essential if we are to pass to future generations the extraordinary gift of music we enjoy today.

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra is not immune to financial challenges. Ticket sales and advertising revenue provide only about 40 percent of our annual income. Public funding amounts to only about one-tenth of our annual income, so our ability to thrive depends in large part on the generous support of our donors, funders and sponsors.

Continuing the Orchestra’s commitment to local symphonic excellence will require an extraordinary partnership among the Orchestra, its loyal and generous family of supporters, and the Elmhurst community. Our focus, as always, is to ignite lifelong engagement with music through high caliber performance, innovative programming, and community collaboration, and to do so from a position of responsible fiscal stewardship. With your help, we can ensure that each step forward is sustainable for decades to come.

-Individual Giving (Click HERE)

-Endowment and Planned Giving
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-Corporate Sponsorships
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Our team of volunteers provides a vital role in bringing high quality music to life in our community. From selling tickets to helping market concerts, our volunteers can put their personal and professional talents to good use while being surrounded by some of the most talented musicians in the area. Volunteers also enrich their own professional and personal lives by working with other talented and similarly-motivated volunteers. While all of our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, all share one thing in common—the invisible bond of music.

With your help, we can keep outstanding-quality music alive in our community.

Contact us at 630-941-0202 to talk about how your skills can best benefit the ESO.

There are many ways to get involved!




P.O. Box 345
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-0202