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To find out more information about a previous Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert, please click on a concert below. If you have specific questions about certain performances, please email boxoffice@elginsymphony.org.

 

Past Concerts

Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky

Opening Night: Andrew Grams is Back!

Maestro Andrew Grams will lead the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to open the 2014-15 season with a thrilling program of music inspired by German folk tunes, romance and the legendary tales. Also come experience one of the best-known and most loved symphonies of all time, Beethoven’s 5th!

Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky

Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky

October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & October 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Celebrate opening weekend with one of America’s most celebrated soloists alongside Music Director Andrew Grams!

Out of this World: Sci-fi Movie Classics

Out of this World: Sci-fi Movie Classics

October 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts

October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & October 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center

Hear music from sci-fi classics such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future and more!

Musical Chills & Thrills

Musical Chills & Thrills

October 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & November 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Hair-raising stories and soul haunting sounds abound at this frighteningly funny concert.

French Connection with Isabella Lippi

French Connection with Isabella Lippi

November 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & November 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Dark and velvety sounds will set your imagination wild as ESO Concertmaster Isabella Lippi takes the stage!

The Magical Music of Disney

November 28, 2015 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Your favorite Disney films and music come alive onstage. Hear music and see film clips from The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Frozen, and more!

Magical Holiday Concerts

December 12, 2015 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. & December 13, 2015 1:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Enjoy musical holiday favorites at this magical concert – perfect for the whole family!

Andrew Grams Plays Violin

January 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
January 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. & January 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

As virtuosic a violinist as he is a conductor, don’t miss Andrew Grams’ violin debut with ESO!

Copland & Shostakovich

January 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  & January 31, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

This concert embodies the hopeful dreams of a young America and the stark realities of the Russian Revolution.

A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration

February 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
February 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. & February 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

Experience the great Rodgers and Hammerstein classics with Lyric Opera star Jenn Gambatese.

Brahms & Ives

March 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  & March 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.  Hemmens Cultural Center

After Alexander Schimpf’s limitless piano skills astound you, prepare yourself for Ives’ specialty: musical surprises!

Rachel Barton Pine Plays Dvořák: A Tribute to Maud Powell

April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
April 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  & April 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

The most romantic of programs played by one of the most talented and well-loved Chicago violinists, Rachel Barton Pine.

Composers Unleashed: Bernstein & Mahler

April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  & May 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center

The ESO closes its 15-16 season with Andrew Grams conducting two titans of the symphonic repertoire!

Casino Royale Fundraiser

Please join Maestro Andrew Grams and Event Chairs James and Karen Mansfield for the ESO 2016 Fundraiser: Casino Royale! Monday, May 2, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Only 110 tickets available!

ESO Presents “JAZZ”

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center

Mark Bettcher and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble featuring jazz trumpet legend Marvin Stamm will provide an evening of exciting and adventurous music.