Back of the Yards Orchestrates

Chicago Sinfonietta is pleased to partner with the Back Of The Yards Neighborhood Council for our premiere season of the Residents Orchestrate Project.

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) was founded in 1939 by Joseph Meegan, Saul Alinsky, supporting clergy, business owners, union officials, and residents. BYNC is among the oldest not-for-profit community organization in the Unitied States, serving a large area of Chicago’s Southwest Side. BYNC was created in response to these growing social issues including social disorganization, unemployment, poor housing, and juvenile delinquency and continues today to organize residents and bring social services and economic resources to the community.

Chicago Sinfonietta will partner with BYNC as well as many other local resources to bring a full season of collaborative programming to the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Learn more about this year's events below.

2017/18 Upcoming Events

Friday, September 8, 2017
Sponsored by the Back Of The Yards Neighborhood Council, join us for our kick-off event to celebrate our newest community partnership with the Back of the Yards neighborhood! This event will include performances by a Chicago Sinfonietta ensemble and the Back Of The Yards Folklorico Dancers as well as food & drink, an instrument petting zoo, photo booth and more.

More details coming soon!
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