The Chicago Philharmonic established its NEXT! initiative to give extraordinary musicians the opportunity to be heard by Chicago Philharmonic patrons, musicians, and conductors. These fresh talents of merit are showcased in the foyer before Chicago Philharmonic concerts. In recent seasons we have welcomed specially selected students from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Music Institute Of Chicago, Wheaton College, DePaul University, Loyola University, and Beinen School of Music (Northwestern).

Members of the Dover Quartet Residency Program at the Beinen School of Music, Northwestern.

For information about participating in the NEXT! initiative, email us at

Banner photo by Elliot Mandel, Page photo by Ryan Bennett