Concerts & Benefits

Illustrations for the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra 2016-2017 season were created by Park Ridge resident Rex Parker.

From October to May, the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra brings the soul-stirring excitement of symphonic music to life, right here in our community. We make it affordable and convenient to experience professional concerts including the world’s favorite classical pieces, the latest blockbuster movie scores and more.

Under the leadership of Music Director Victor Muenzer, son of Edgar Muenzer, our founder and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra first violinist, PRCOrchestra is in its third decade of delighting Chicago-area audiences. Each season, world-renowned guest soloists and top-ranked local student talents join the PRCOrchestra’s 75-member professional ensemble to create truly unforgettable performances.

The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra offers budget-friendly tickets with even deeper discounts for seniors and kids. Both of our concert halls – the historic Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge and the modern North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie – offer ample free parking, nearby public transit, lots of dining options and easy accessibility.  PRCOrchestra makes it easy for everyone to enjoy the world’s most celebrated music, live!

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