“The Naperville-based DuPage Symphony Orchestra and West Chicago have entered into a long-term collaborative relationship—part of the DSO’s plan to get out of the concert hall and into surrounding communities,” writes Scott Morgan in Monday’s (6/28) Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). “The orchestra typically performs a regular season at …Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville and during the summer at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. But Shelley Campbell, a DSO board member and its marketing committee co-chair, said part of the orchestra’s newly formulated strategic plan is to bring music to more people in different and diverse concert formats. ‘We focused on some key communities where we thought we could maximize our impact, and one of them was West Chicago,’ Campbell said…. The DSO plans to work with city agencies and organizations to formulate programming and educational offerings.… The West Chicago Park District came up with the idea of a DSO ‘Christmas in July’ concert [on] July 24 … at Reed-Keppler Park … Campbell and [DSO Executive Director Kristin] Chmiel also hope the DSO can collaborate with West Chicago Elementary District 33…. They said the DSO has reached out to other communities.”