About The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Founded in 1999 and now recognized as one of the finest non-professional ensembles in New York City, The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony combines professional-level music making with a philanthropic mission to support public service organizations operating within New York City.
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (PACS) members combine successful business careers with considerable accomplishment in music. Members of the orchestra include investment bankers from Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley, as well as judicial law clerks and attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC; Sidley Austin Brown & Wood; and the Law Departments of the City of New York and the State of New York. Other members are executives with AIG, AllianceCapital, Bank of America, BMG Records, Cyan Pictures, DB Marketing Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, Nickelodeon, Pfizer, Readerís Digest, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, RG Niederhoffer Capital Management, RoyalBlue Financial and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few.
Well schooled in the performing arts, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony members include alumni of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, The Mannes College of Music and The Curtis Institute of Music, as well as former members of professional orchestras.