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Evanston Symphony 2012/2013 Concert Season
Evanston Symphony Orchestra
Announces 67th Season: A Musical Passport
Evanston, IL — The Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 67th season – A Musical Passport - will feature four subscription concerts at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling . All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM.
The season opens on October 21, 2012 with a program of Viennese Masterworks, featuring Matthew Hagle in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, plus the Overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the Symphony No 2 of Brahms.
Irina Muresanu will take the solo in the Dvorak Violin Concerto on March 3, 2013, part of the Slavic Favorites program, which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
Music from the English Countryside, on May 5, features the return of local favorite Wendy Warner in Elgar’s Cello Concerto, as well as the Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes by Britten and the Symphony No. 5 by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The season finale on June 16, titled From the City of Light to Eternal Rome, will highlight the virtuosity of the entire orchestra in French favorites by Saint-Saens, Dukas, and Debussy plus Respighi’s Roman Festivals. David Schrader will perform the organ solos in both the Respighi piece and the Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani by Francis Poulenc.
Season subscriptions for the four concerts are now available at $90 for adults, $70 for seniors (62 and over), $20 for full-time students and FREE for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Order forms and additional information are available on-line at www.evanstonsymphony.org or by calling 847.864.8804. On-line sales for single tickets and subscriptions will begin on August 1, 2012. Children’s tickets are only available by calling 847.864.8804.
Founded in 1945, the Evanston Symphony was the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year” in 2010. The ESO mission is to provide community members of all ages with convenient, affordable opportunities to perform and hear fine classical music from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.
|Where||Pick-Staiger Concert Hall 50 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208|
|Time||2:30 pm–4:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is located on the shore of Lake Michigan on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Since its inception, the hall has functioned as both a performance facility and classroom for the Bienen School of Music. The hall features performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals and professional guest artists.
Regular seasonal programming includes jazz, folk, orchestral, contemporary, world, wind ensemble, choral, opera, chamber, brass and percussion concerts as well as solo recitals, lectures and master classes. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall hosts annual events including the Segovia Classical Guitar Series, the Winter Chamber Music Festival, a three-production Opera Series, the Kids Fare children's concert series and a varying themed Spring Festival featuring a host of notable guest artists.
Beginning in fall 2012, construction on Arts Circle Drive has altered the route to and from Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. For the latest directions and instructions for handicapped access, please visit http://www.pickstaiger.org/construction.
Other events here
- Millennium Park Concert: Trombones and Brass Ensemble Sun, May 26, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
- Small Jazz Ensembles Wed, May 29, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble Fri, May 31, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Philharmonia Sun, Jun 2, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra: American Folk Music Thu, Jun 6, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Symphonic Band Unplugged Fri, Jun 7, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale: American Explorer Sat, Jun 8, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Northwestern University Summer Band Wed, Jul 10, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Northwestern University Summer Orchestra Fri, Jul 12, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm