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Past Concerts

Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
This all-orchestral program spotlighting the world-class, award-winning ESO musicians holds Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake suites and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947).

Inside the Music with Andrew Grams

Friday, November 4, 2016
Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947)
Spend an informal evening with Music Director Andrew Grams and the ESO exploring how the musical notes on a page combine to create a masterpiece of sound. These lively, in-depth explorations of masterworks use visuals and musical excerpts to explain the history and form of the piece. Get Inside the Music of Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947)!

Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights

A film with live orchestra
Friday, October 7, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights was an instant success when released in January 1931 and has influenced many renowned film directors. Experience this masterpiece with the ESO performing live the score that Chaplin himself composed!

Gala Opening Weekend: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The ESO’s gala opening concerts, with guest violinist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, set the tone by highlighting Russian composers, who will be featured throughout the season.

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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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!