Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Rich in tradition and innovative in vision, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a musical force in Chicago and around the world with more than 150 performances and events a year, 107 talented musicians, two internationally-renowned conductors and two award-winning composers-in-residence. The central mission of the CSO is to present classical music to Chicago, national and international audiences. The mission is supported by the elements of: artistic excellence: continued international preeminence in the field of orchestral excellence; audience development: leading audience development initiatives; and education: superior education and community programs. Symphony Center is the home for more than 200 live concerts a year -- orchestras, recitals, hot jazz, superstar guest artists and more.

How Your Donation Helps

78.5% of your car donation will go toward helping Chicago Symphony Orchestra with their project: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerts.

7.7% will go toward the project: Symphony Center Presents Concerts.

4.9% will go toward the project: Education Concerts and Activities.



  • Other cultural or historical activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1927

Your donations to Chicago Symphony Orchestra are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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